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Army Veterans combatting mental health issues through Taekwon-do

Following Prince Harry’s historic interview with Bryony Gordon, in which he bravely opened up about the mental health issues he faced following his mother’s death, a new initiative was launched yesterday in Liverpool, aimed at assisting army veterans overcome their own mental health issues. This initiative, organised by award-winning charity Launchpad in collaboration with ITF England Taekwon-Do, saw two former ... Read More »

Blind Veterans UK announce highest figures for beneficiary recruitment

A record number of 940 new ex-Service men and women with sight loss in the UK are set to receive support from national charity Blind Veterans UK, according to new figures. Since 1915, Blind Veterans UK has supported more than 35,000 veterans to overcome the challenges of sight loss. In the 2016/17 financial year, more veterans than ever before accessed ... Read More »

Glasgow Care Home’s Remembrance Day Tribute

A Glasgow care home has paid tribute to Remembrance Day by creating a decorative memorial tree filled with red poppies and handwritten memories. Bupa’s Craigbank Care Home, on Saracen Street, organised the commemorative piece to be exhibited in the home on November 13 to mark the annual day and honour all those who have been affected by or lost their ... Read More »

Ayr Care Home’s Remembrance Day Tribute

An Ayrshire care home has paid tribute to Remembrance Day with a memorial garden filled with red poppies. Bupa’s Claremont Care Home, in Whitletts, Ayr, organised the garden on November 13th to mark the annual day and honour all those who have been affected by or lost their lives in war. Residents and staff joined together to hand make and ... Read More »

Three blind veterans make history at Sandhurst world championships

A team of three blind veterans have made history as they have become the first civilian team to compete at the Pace Sticking World Championships at Sandhurst today (16/06). Military charity Blind Veterans UK entered a team that, as well as being the first non-serving team to take part in the competition’s history, also has three of its members who ... Read More »

Assistive Windsor bath donated ensures injured veteran can bathe in comfort

Gainsborough’s donated assistive Windsor bath continues to ensure injured Manchester war veteran can bathe in comfort. To date, the DIY SOS Big Build ‘Homes for Veterans’ Special was the most ambitious construction challenge to be undertaken by this building renovation TV programme. It involved the redevelopment of a whole dilapidated terraced street in Manchester so homes could be provided for ... Read More »

Blind Veterans UK’s beneficiary recruitment advert in Good Housekeeping magazine

A record number of 875 new blind and vision impaired ex-Service men and women in the UK are set to receive support from national military charity Blind Veterans UK, according to new figures. In Blind Veterans UK’s 101-year history, the charity saw more veterans than ever before come forward for its free specialist services and support in the 2015/16 financial ... Read More »

Charity celebrates 80 years of Talking Books by making service entirely free for people with sight loss

RNIB’s Talking Books service originally launched in 1935 to help soldiers blinded in the war. Talking Books, a service which provides 4,000 audio books every single day to people with sight loss, will be entirely free for all blind and partially sighted people from today. RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People), the sight loss charity which runs the service, has made the announcement ... Read More »