Blind Veterans UK

Health and Welfare
Category:
Date:
2014
Value:
£1,000

Blind Veterans UK is a charity dedicated to helping ex-soldiers who have lost their sight. Services include the provision of specialist equipment, training, rehabilitation, respite and residential care, with the aim of providing veterans with greater independence in their homes as well as access to a thriving sporting and social life.

Trustees of the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust awarded a grant of £1,000 to help provide practical and emotional guidance to veterans living in the Shepway area supported by Blind Veterans UK.

Carol Fletcher, a Welfare Officer for Blind Veterans UK who works in Kent said: “This donation will help fund the vital work of our welfare team, supporting members across Kent. We aim to tailor our support to suit individual needs: for instance I have been working with a veteran in the Shepway area who is finding it hard to use his computer, so we have ensured that his training and support will focus on IT.”

The charity’s Director of Fundraising and Communications, Andrew Jones, added: “We would like to thank the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust for their donation to support blind veterans in Kent, giving them access to services that help them discover life beyond sight loss.”