Charities continue to carry out important work for veterans and their families, whilst individuals work hard to fund raise and achieve impressive feats in the process…

A blind veteran from Llandudno has received a special award from military charity Blind Veterans UK for his outstanding work as a volunteer for the charity over the past year. John Nicol, 79, received the award at the Blind Veterans UK Founder’s Day Awards, held at the charity’s training and rehabilitation centre in Brighton last week. Click here to read more. (Blind Veterans UK, Cobseo news, 3rd April 2018)

A blind veteran from Fareham has received a creative art award from military charity Blind Veterans UK for his outstanding achievements in art and photography. Will Phillips, 60, received the award at the Blind Veterans UK Founder’s Day Awards, held at the charity’s training and rehabilitation centre in Brighton. Click here to read more. (Blind Veterans UK, Cobseo news, 3rd April 2018)

Blesma Members set to appear at the Helicopter Museum’s fundraiser weekend. Military amputees Corie Mapp and Chris Ganley are set to be part of the Weston-Super-Mare Helicopter Museum’s ‘World at War Weekend’ over the weekend of the 7th and 8th of April, which will be raising money for charity Blesma, The Limbless Veterans. Click here to read more. (Blesma, Cobseo news, 3rd April 2018)

WW2 Spitfire pilot shares his wartime experiences for RAF Centenary. The Royal Star & Garter Homes, a Charity that provides specialist care for veterans and their partners who live with disability or dementia, has been privileged to care for many RAF veterans in its 102-year history. Once such resident is Second World War Spitfire pilot Phillip Johnson. Click here to read more. (The Royal Star and Garter Homes, Cobseo news, 29th March 2018)

Cobseo members have been previously advised that to mark both her recent retirement from the Royal Naval Reserve and the 2017 Centenary year of women’s service in the Royal Navy, Commander Jane Allen is undertaking a solo 5,500-mile charity walk around the coast of mainland Britain. Click here to read more. (Royal Navy & Marines Charity, Women’s Royal Naval Service Benevolent Trust, Cobseo news, 29th March 2018)

A blind Second World War veteran from Dorset has received a special award from military charity Blind Veterans UK for his outstanding work as an ambassador for the organisation over the last year. Eddie Gaines, 93 and from Poole, received the award at the Blind Veterans UK Founder’s Day Awards held recently. Click here to read more. (Blind Veterans UK, Cobseo news, 29th March 2018)

An amputee war veteran is taking on his first ultra-running challenge on the 74th anniversary of the D-Day landings to support fellow injured veterans. Former soldier Rob Copsey will be running 44-miles along the Normandy coastline for the relaunched D-Day 44 Challenge on the 6th June to raise money for military charity Blesma, The Limbless Veterans. Click here to read more. (Blesma, Cobseo news, 27th March 2018)