Tribute Funds

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Blind Veterans UK Tribute Funds

A Blind Veterans UK Tribute Fund is a way to create a lasting memorial to your 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.

Our Tribute Funds recognises the special nature of these gifts and enable people to establish a permanent memorial in their loved one's name.

To visit an existing Tribute Fund or to set up a new fund please click here.

Remembering your loved one

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When the Fund reaches £500 we will inscribe the name(s) of the person being remembered along with a special dedication message from you into our Book of Remembrance which is on display at our centre in Brighton.


 

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When the Fund reaches £1,500 we will lay an engraved memorial paviour in the Blind Veterans UK Walkway at the National Memorial Arboretumin Alrewas, Staffordshire.

 

 

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When the Fund reaches £3,000 we can dedicate a tree to your loved one in our Memorial Orchard in the grounds of our Llandudno centre. Each tree is dedicated to one person (or a couple) and holds a special memorial plaque with their name and a message from their family. 

 

 

How to set up a Tribute Fund

It is easy to arrange and we'll provide you with everything you need, including announcement cards for you to inform your family and friends. Once a Tribute Fund has been established, you will receive regular updates along with ideas on the many ways people choose to raise additional contributions for a Fund.

 

   Online:    visit our Tribute Fund site for step-by-step instructions

   Phone:    call William Moore on 020 7616 8365 

   Post:       write to us at:   Blind Veterans UK - Tribute Fund Team
                                            FREEPOST WD2
                                           12-14 Harcourt Street
                                            London
                                            W1A 4XB

 

Your Stories

"My Dad was a Chief Petty Officer in the Fleet Air Arm Field Gun Crew. A group of blind veterans came to HMS Daedalus at Lee-on-Solent every year, and the gun crew members looked after them. Establishing a Tribute Fund sounded like a really good idea and a way of permanently having a lasting tribute to my Dad." - Jackie Leech, who set up a Tribute Fund in memory of her father, Gordon Brown.

Thomas Simmonds

"This Tribute Fund means being able to continue albeit in a small way, a link that my late father [below] started. My father was a very loyal man, witty, intelligent and practically fearless. Losing sight in one eye during World War 2 he considered himself very lucky. He supported St Dunstan's [Blind Veterans UK] because he wanted to ensure that those less fortunate than him were given all the support necessary to help them rebuild their lives. I wanted to continue that important aspect of his charitable nature." - Chris Simmonds, son of Thomas Simmonds.

 

 

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