Saturday, 24 February 2024
Saturday, 24 February 2024

Llandudno business supports blind veterans in the act of Remembrance

A Llandudno business is supporting local blind veterans, and those visiting Blind Veterans UK’s Llandudno Centre of Wellbeing, to take part in this year’s Remembrance activities.

Remembrance is a special time for veterans, their families and those in active service. It is a time to come together to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

On Remembrance Sunday, representatives from Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Servicemen and women, take part in the march past the Cenotaph in London. 

Blind Veterans UK also provides wreaths for those who choose to take part in events in their local area surrounded by loved ones and fellow local veterans.

A local funeral director has stepped forward to sponsor one of these wreaths to enable Llandudno veterans to pay their respects at this poignant time.

Their sponsorship will also be used to ensure local veterans continue to receive the vital support, rehabilitation and equipment offered by Blind Veterans UK in the local community.

Kelly Owen, from Tom Owen and Sons Funeral Directors, said:

“We’re incredibly honoured to be asked to sponsor a wreath for Blind Veterans UK.

“As a family business that began in the 1930s, we’ve helped families who have lost loved ones in the Second World War and the line of duty in conflicts throughout the world since.

“Each year we lay our own wreath but this year we’re immensely proud to be additionally helping local blind veterans to mark this important occasion. 

“We admire the work of Blind Veterans UK and understand how important it is to ensure that blindness, along with other disabilities, is not a barrier. Our sponsorship will help Blind Veterans UK to continue with their excellent work which sees blind veterans able to thrive after sight loss.”

The charity is looking for sponsorship for additional wreaths in Llandudno, as well as wreaths to be laid by veterans across the rest of the UK. Visit Blind Veterans UK’s website for more information: blindveterans.org.uk/sponsorawreath.

Organisations sponsoring a wreath will have their name, logo and website link added to the Blind Veterans UK sponsors page. A logo or organisation name will also be added to the wreath to show their support.

Blind Veterans UK supports thousands of blind veterans across the country, but knows there are many thousands more who still need its support to rebuild their lives after sight loss.  

If you, or someone you know, served in the Armed Forces, including National Service, and are now struggling with sight loss, then please get in touch. Call 0800 389 7979 or visit: blindveterans.org.uk/support.   

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