Events and Volunteering with Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK, love to involve local communities. They know that support from the public goes hand-in-hand with the care that they can provide their veterans.

With this in mind, they have a number of things that you can get involved with…

They’ve just launched their ‘Do it for Veterans’ fundraising campaign. This features a host of options for you to pick and choose from – you can even combine elements into a single fundraising event! These social events can be organised for in your workplace, with family and friends, or even as a public event. They consist of the following, and offer chances for all ages to be involved:

  • Brew Up
  • Dress Up
  • Fry Up
  • Give It Up
  • Luck Up
  • Shout Up
  • Swot Up

You may feel that doing something before Christmas is too much (although if you’re giving up alcohol or chocolates now is a great time to raise some money for your efforts!). Don’t worry, there’s no time limit on doing these – you can choose an option that suits you when it suits you.

They will provide you with support, including a pack of items relevant to the activity you wish to do. All the information about their ‘Do it for Veterans’ ideas can be found at www.blindveterans.org.uk/fundraise-for-us/social-events/

They also have a new March for Veterans 10-mile walk taking place on Saturday 21 March 2020.It will be taking in the sights and sounds of Cardiff and are looking for people to get involved. The early-bird offer ends in January, so don’t delay to sign up through their website at www.blindveterans.org.uk/march

Don’t fancy walking? They need volunteers along the route, as well as at the start and finish point in Bute Park. If you’d like to join in by helping out, please contact Victoria Beech (Community Events and Fundraising Manager, Wales) on 01492 864 574. You can also discuss any other fundraising volunteer options with her, like becoming a collecting tin co-ordinator or taking part in a bucket collection at an event or supermarket near you.

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Patrick Downes

Third Sector Development Officer – IT Lead based in Pontypool

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