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Posted on Wednesday 24th September

Key figures from the military community, along with over 30 MPs, have backed Blind Veterans UK’s No One Alone campaign at a special parliamentary event co-hosted by Shadow Defence Minister Gemma Doyle MP. The event was aimed at raising awareness of the charity’s campaign, which is reaching out to the estimated 68,000 blind veterans in the UK who are not currently receiving vital services and support.

Over 30 MPs attended the event, including Dr Daniel Poulter, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Vernon Coaker, Shadow Defence Secretary, and Sir Bob Russell MP, who joined key representatives from the NHS and related charities, to meet a number of Blind Veterans UK beneficiaries and back the charity’s campaign.

Speaking at the event, Shadow Defence Minister Gemma Doyle MP said:

“Blind Veterans UK provides vital support to our Armed Forces community, and by being at this event, we are recognising the excellent work that the charity does to make sure that blind veterans are able to adjust to life with sight loss. I am pleased to pledge my support to veterans across the UK.”

Blind Veterans UK provides free, lifelong support to veterans experiencing severe sight loss. It doesn’t matter how or when a veteran lost their sight, or when they served, Blind Veterans UK provides specialist services and support to ensure that they can rediscover a life after sight loss.

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