A special Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey to celebrate 100 years of Blind Veterans UK.
A special Service of Thanksgiving was held on 6th October 2015 at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the charity's centenary.
The event provided a special opportunity to celebrate the Blind Veterans UK's many achievements over the past 100 years, and the achievements of the many blind veterans the charity has supported.
The service was conducted by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall with the Choir of Westminster Abbey providing the music. There was also a performance from Welsh classical Soprano Gwawr Edwards and readings from Blind Veterans UK supporters Barbara Windsor and David Dimbleby.
Over 1,700 people attended including over 400 veterans who have behelped by the charity and were joined by family, friends, staff and supporters of Blind Veterans UK.
A DVD of the service is available to buy on the Blind Veterans UK online shop.
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.
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.
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.