Blind veteran Billy has been nominated for a prestigious Soldiering On Award for his work with Blind Veterans UK. As well as receiving his own support from Blind Veterans UK, Billy is the charity’s Rehabilitation and Liaison Officer in the training and rehabilitation centre in Llandudno. His role sees him mentor and motivate their beneficiaries.
Blind Veterans UK held its annual Founder’s Day Awards this week with blind veterans honoured for a variety of special achievements. One of the winners was 93-year-old Eddie who was recognised for his outstanding work as an ambassador for Blind Veterans UK over the last year. He was nominated for the award by one of the charity’s community support workers Lorraine for his “unlimited enthusiasm and willingness to help Blind Veterans UK encourage others to receive support from the charity.”
A soldier who lost both his legs following an explosion in Helmand province in 2009 has been given the keys to his new wheelchair-accessible home, thanks to a host of military support services.
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Injured soldier gets keys to adapted home