Peter Price's bow
Peter discovered his talent for blind archery through Blind Veterans UK, he has been supported by the charity since 2010.
Peter has broken and holds several records at both a club and national level, including the record for the first archer to score over 500 on a 6 dozen arrow indoor round using a tactile sighting device. He is also representing Great Britain at the World Archery Para Championships this August.
Blind archers need to use another sense to aim their arrow and touch is very effective for this, in particular the back of the hand. A tactile sighting aid is a device that is supported adjacent to the back of the archer's hand that is holding the bow. This provides the archer with a reference point for elevation. Foot locators guide stance and the direction towards the target.
Blind archers can also have a 'spotter' who advides the archer on aim.
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."
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.