Who we are
We're Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan's) and we believe that no one who's served our country should battle blindness alone. That's why we're here to help with a lifetime's practical and emotional support, regardless of when people served or how they lost their sight. We get our members back on their feet, recovering their independence and discovering a life beyond sight loss.
How we help
We help blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with our expertise, experience and full range of services. We give veterans much-needed support to adjust to sight loss, overcome the challenges of blindness and enjoy daily life. Our charity has been offering physical and emotional support to vision impaired members of our military since 1915.
How you can help
We depend on our supporters' generosity for the work we do for blind ex-Service men and women. Whether you give a few pounds or a few hours of your time, it all helps us do our crucial work to help veterans live independently with sight loss. There are many ways to support Blind Veterans UK, one way is to set up a Blind Veterans UK Tribute Fund for a lost loved one.
About Blind Veterans UK Tribute Funds
A Blind Veterans UK Tribute Fund is a way to create a lasting memorial to your lost loved one. When we lose someone we love, it can help to do something positive in their memory. Increasingly people are remembering someone special by giving a gift to Blind Veterans UK on their behalf.
Anyone can establish a Blind Veterans UK Tribute Fund in support of the blind ex-Service men and women we help.
We understand that maintaining a Tribute Fund can seem like a daunting task, but we will do all the work and provide you with everything you need. We will send you announcement cards – for you to inform your family and friends that a Tribute Fund has been established, you will receive regular updates on your Fund along with ideas on the many ways people choose to raise additional contributions for a Fund.
Search for an existing Blind Veterans UK Tribute Fund
Click Here to visit an existing Tribute Fund and search using the name of the loved one you’re looking for.
You can also browse all of our existing Funds in the Remembrance Garden by using the link at the top of the page.
Queries or Questions about a Fund
If you experience any problems creating a Tribute Fund for your loved one or would like to request more announcements cards, a collection box or any other Fundraising materials – please contact the Tribute Fund team direct on:-
Blind Veterans UK
12-14 Harcourt Street, London , W1H 4HD
Tel: 020 7616 7953
Registered Charity No. 216227 (England & Wales) and SCO39411 (Scotland).
Remembering your loved one
When the Fund reaches £500 the name of your loved one and a special message can be inscribed into our Book of Remembrance on display at our centre in Brighton.
When the Fund reaches £1,500 an engraved memorial paviour can be laid in our walkway at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire.
When the Fund reaches £3,000 a special memorial plaque can be placed on a dedicated tree in our Memorial Orchard in our centre in Llandudno. Each tree is dedicated to one person (or a couple).
Donating to your Tribute Fund
Some people like to keep busy by organising and hosting a family quiz night; taking part in a sky dive or marathon; or some like to set up a regular direct debit or give at special times of the year – like birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas.
Making contributions to your loved one’s Fund is easy, you can write a cheque to Blind Veterans UK, make a debit/credit card payment over the phone or online; or we can even send you a collection box if you’re holding an event in support of Blind Veterans UK.