Golf has always been popular with blind veterans, and some have achieved national success.
Golf has always been a popular sport with blind veterans and some have excelled in this field.
There are many blind golf tournaments including the British Blind Golf Masters and the Word Blind Golf Championship, which have included blind veterans who have been supported by Blind Veterans UK.
One of those was William Oxenham came to us in 1919 and trained in massage and then as an osteopath. However, he went on to become well-known as a blind golfer and was a member of the West Hove Golf and Country Club. In 1938 he was invited to the United States by the cartoonist and broadcaster Robert Ripley to contest the World Blind Golf Championship against an American blind golfer, Clinton F.Russell. Although Russell won the match, it was broadcast live on radio and drew a large crowd of spectators.
The trophy in the photo above was presented to a team of our blind golfers by RAF Cotishall Golf Society in October 2003.
A novel written by blind veteran,John Healy.
Many blind veterans turned the trade of basket making into an occupation.
Blind veterans designed and produced intricate rugs.
Lathe and metal work training gave the blind veterans a chance to earn a good wage.
The beginning of St Dunstan's Amateur Radio Society
A short film showing life at St Dunstan's.
A special gift item to celebrate 100 years of Blind Veterans UK.
To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Great War, 'My War Diary' details what life was like during the First World War.
The first edition of the Review, Blind Veterans UK's monthly magazine.
The story behind the iconic drawing of Little Ruby.
A painting of one of St Dunstan's most treasured matrons.
A sculpture to commemorate 100 years of Blind Veterans UK.
A candy recipe book from New Zealand donated to St Dunstan's.
A badge made from wood which was recovered from a bombed building.
A special Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey to celebrate 100 years of Blind Veterans UK.
Cuddly toy dogs created by a blind veteran with the help of his family.
An unfamiliar object in the archives of Blind Veterans UK.
Blind veterans at our Brighton centre created some artistic Christmas cards in 2003.
Many blind veterans enjoyed the various ski trips organised by the charity.
This book explores the history of the charity's founder, Sir Arthur Pearson, and the impact his ideas have had on veterans with sight loss over the last 100 years.