Hot air balloon
In 2013, the Royal Artillery Balloon and Parachute team gave us the oppurtunity to sponsor one of their hot air balloons. For five years, this hot air balloon was taken on tour, taking in the biggest events on the ballooning calendar including Bristol, Northampton and Leeds balloon festivals.
The Royal Artillery also ran a competition on our behalf, offering rides in the hot air balloon.
This hot air balloon was also flown by several blind veterans accompanied by Blind Veterans UK staff, some even qualifying as hot air balloon pilots.
For thirty years we had a train baring our name, travelling all over the country.
This year we are celebrating 100 years of Blind Veterans UK, this is how we celebrated our 75th birthday..
"In those days, it was no uncommon thing for Royalties and other personages and celebrities to visit St. Dunstan's."
Peter discovered his talent for blind archery through Blind Veterans UK, he has been supported by the charity since 2010.
In a drawing presented to us specially by a famous Punch cartoonist, this depiction of the Angel of Mons embodies the hope provided by Blind Veterans UK.
Northgate House is a special property in our charity's history, providing a fun place for the children of blind veterans to stay while their parents trained at the Brighton centre.