16 December 2015
Source: Blind Veterans UK
In time for Christmas, a national military charity has launched #12daysofveterans, a new social media campaign aimed at encouraging more blind and vision impaired ex-Service men and women to access life-changing support.
In the 12 days leading up to Christmas Day, Blind Veterans UK will be using its Twitter and Facebook channels to share festive stories from veterans supported by the charity and from the festivities at each of the charity’s three centres to show how Blind Veterans UK can make a life-changing difference.
Blind Veterans UK provides practical and emotional support to veterans battling severe sight loss. Through the No One Alone campaign, Blind Veterans UK are looking to reach out to the tens of thousands of ex-Service men and women in the UK who are now battling severe sight loss and could be eligible for Blind Veterans UK’s support, but they are not currently aware of it.
From spending Christmas at the charity’s Brighton and Llandudno centres, baking festive treats to being reunited with friends, blind veterans around the UK are gearing up to celebrate the festive season after Blind Veterans UK helped them regain their independence and confidence.
Lara King, manager of the No One Alone campaign said: “This Christmas, we want to make sure that no veteran has to battle blindness alone. Adjusting to life with sight loss can be devastating for the whole family and our #12daysofveterans campaign shows that with Blind Veterans UK, there is life beyond sight loss.”