PAB’s very own member Jim Sexton marched at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Day with more than 100 other blind veterans supported by Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.
Jim told the Peterborough Telegraph: “At Remembrance I think of both my dad and grandad who fought during the Battle of the Somme as well as the brother my dad lost during the First World War. When I was ten years old I marched with my dad and grandad on Remembrance Sunday in London, so when I march at the Cenotaph it’s like I’m following in their footsteps.”
Jim found out about the support of Blind Veterans UK through his local council and he joined the charity in 2015. Jim said “Blind Veterans UK has been good to me. They’ve given me IT training and now I can use an iPad to play cards and keep in touch with my friends. I’ve also been given some talking scales, which help when I make pies at home. Whether it’s at home or at one of the charity’s rehabilitation centres, I’m very well looked after.”
The full article on the Peterborough Telegraph website can be found here
Blind Veterans UK is the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, providing vital practical and emotional support to help veterans discover life beyond sight loss. The charity estimates that there are currently 59,000 blind veterans that would be eligible to access its specialist support, most of whom are not currently aware of it.If you, or someone you know, served in the Armed Forces or did National Service and are now battling severe sight loss, find out how Blind Veterans UK could help by calling 0800 389 7979 or visiting www.blindveterans.org.uk
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