St Dunstan's Rose
This year we are celebrating 100 years of Blind Veterans UK, this is how we celebrated our 75th birthday..
On 11th July 1991, the St Dunstan's Rose was launched at the Hampton Court Palace International Rose Show, to celebrate 75 years of the charity.
The St Dunstan's Rose is a floribunda or cluster rose, with a lemon yellow colour. Garden Gordon Kirkham of Heaton Park, Prestwick worked on the rose for three years. The rose was lanched along side the Paul McCartney rose.
Blind veteran Tom Hart attended the Hampton Court Palace International Rose Show to see it being launched.
For thirty years we had a train baring our name, travelling all over the country.
"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.