Sir Arthur Pearson founder of Blind Veterans UK (St Dunstan’s) Receives English Heritage Blue Plaque

12 September 2019
Source: English Heritage

Sir Arthur Pearson, newspaper publisher and founder of St Dunstan’s (Blind Veterans UK), has been commemorated with a blue plaque. The plaque marks the Grade II* listed house on Portland Place in Marylebone where he lived with his wife and some of the blinded servicemen supported by St Dunstan’s in the later years of the First World War and just

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Insider Media: New autonomous vehicle trial launched with Blind Veterans UK

6 March 2019
Source: Insider Media

A Coventry-based autonomous vehicle business will start a trial showcasing how the technology can deliver improved mobility and independence for people with health conditions and disabilities. Aurrigo, which employs 85 people across its Advanced Engineering Centre in the West Midlands and offices in the US, Canada and Australia, is conducting the driverless pods trial involving blind veterans in Brighton. The

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Blind Veterans UK: New film highlights isolation felt by older people with sight loss

25 February 2019
Source: Charity Today

Sight loss charity Blind Veterans  has today (22/02/19) released a new film to highlight the isolation experienced by many who lose their sight. The film, ‘Ken’s Story’, demonstrates the loneliness often experienced by the veterans Blind Veterans UK supports, as any issues of isolation felt as we age can increase if you have lost your sight. The average age of

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Blind Veterans UK: March is for Veterans

Blind Veterans UK Logo

12 February 2019
Source: Blind Veterans UK

March is the month in the year Blind Veterans UK dedicate to bringing together all their supporters and invite you to get involved in any way you can. Will you join them and make a difference for our blind veterans? There are lots of ways you can take part to raise urgently needed funds for ex-Service men and women who

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Blind Veterans UK: Vacancy: Rehabilitation Lead for IT (Information Technology)

3 January 2019
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Would you enjoy the challenge of using your empathy, digital knowledge, computer skills and understanding of accessible technology to help veterans who have lost their sight? 31,846 per annum Contract Type:  Permanent Location:  Brighton Closing Date: 11:59 PM on 13 January 2019 35 hours per week Your background may be as diverse as IT itself and we welcome everyone who

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#24Unplugged – A Detox With A Difference!

17 December 2018
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK are calling on you to take part in #24Unplugged, their new phone-free challenge this January, to raise urgently needed funds for ex-Service men and women who have lost their sight. You can sign up individually or refer a friend or family member to spend Saturday 26th January without smartphones or internet. Then get ready to switch OFF

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Blind Veterans UK: Vacancy: Senior Research Associate /Senior Scientist – (Social and Welfare)

26 November 2018
Source: Blind Veterans UK

An exciting opportunity as Blind Veterans UK are currently looking for a Senior Research Associate/Senior Scientist – (Social and Welfare) to support the Research and Innovation team for a three year fixed term post. Up to £42,000 per annum depending on experience Contract Type:  Fixed Term Location:  Marylebone, London Closing date is midday on 4 December 2018 Blind Veterans UK

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Blind Veterans UK, the Macular Society, Scottish War Blinded and Fight for Sight team up to fight for sight and tackle a leading cause of blindness

27 September 2018
Source: Action Against AMD

Fight for Sight is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new partnership to find a treatment for one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. Working with Blind Veterans UK, the Macular Society and Scottish War Blinded, the charities have launched a new collaboration to transform the funding of research to address age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The

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Blind Veterans UK: Victory Over Blindness

13 September 2018
Source: Blind Veterans UK

This year we mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. It was a conflict that caused more than 3,000 veterans to lose their sight. Our charity, Blind Veterans UK, was founded to support them, and we continue this important work today. This October we will unveil an iconic statue at the entrance to Manchester Piccadilly to

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Blind Veterans UK Vacancy: Senior Manager Philanthropy & Special Projects

14 July 2018
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Up to £47,840 per annum (dependent on experience)    Contract Type Permanent Location London Closing Date  Closing date is midnight on 19 July 2018 The number of veterans we help is increasing rapidly as we implement our overall strategy to embed a national footprint and take our exceptional services to the beneficiary. We have an exciting opportunity for an innovative

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