Kindly Light Book
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.
The book Kindly Light: The Story of Blind Veterans UK was written by Andrew Norman, the grandson of one of our First World War blind veterans, Thomas Waldin.
The book, published on the 24th September 2015, tells the story of Blind Veterans UK, formerly known as St Dunstan's, from its origins in 1915 to the present day. Founded by Sir Arthur Pearson 100 years ago, many inspiring stories from blind veterans are retold in the book as well as a great account of the charity's history.
Andrew, who qualified in medicine after being educated in Zimbabwe and Oxford, is now an established writer whose published works include biographies of Thomas Hardy, Adolf Hitler and Charles Darwin.
The book is available to buy here.
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.
Golf has always been popular with blind veterans, and some have achieved national success.
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.