Together we can rebuild blind veterans’ lives after sight loss
But it’s not all about the software. CoreHR and Blind Veterans UK have teamed up to host an inaugural boxing gala in Windsor in January. The event will be held at the Harte & Garter Hotel in Windsor hosted by former Army boxer, Leon Stokes. Members of the local Windsor community will join forces with veterans, serving military and the Great Britain Adaptive Boxing Council to put on the event of the year!
18:30 – 23:30 GMT
Harte & Garter Hotel, Windsor
At Blind Veterans UK our primary role is rehabilitation, rebuilding the lives of veterans after sight loss.
Rehabilitation takes many forms, from training and equipment to emotional support to enable blind veterans to live their lives to the full, despite their sight loss.
Our multidisciplinary community teams across the country provide support in the home for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women. We also have two specialist centres which offer residential training.
For many blind veterans a simple piece of technology like a reading magnifier can be life changing. Blind veteran, Eddie, recalls being shown one by his support worker, ‘I was shown one these magnifiers – he said you’re gonna take one home with you. I was so overcome. The fact that I was going home and could read things…’
Things that we take for granted can be life changing for blind veterans. Simply being able to tell the time can give them their independence back.
Talking about his talking watch, Eddie says, ‘Things like that, little things, to an ordinary person don’t mean very much, but to partially sighted people, things like this mean a lot’
Through rehabilitation, physical and emotional support we help rebuild blind veterans’ lives after sight loss. Away from isolation. Towards a life of fulfilment.
Blind Veterans UK: Windsor Boxing Gala
Individual tickets are now available for this event
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About Blind Veterans UK
Blind Veterans UK helps vision-impaired ex-Service men and women of every generation rebuild their lives after sight loss. Since 1915 they’ve provided rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support to tens of thousands of blind veterans and currently support more veterans than ever before in their history.