A REHABILITATION service for ex-service people is appealing for volunteers to help out at its Llandudno centre.
Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind ex-Servicemen and women, is calling on residents of Llandudno to spare some time to help with fundraising events for the charity’s centre in Craig y Don.
The charity holds a variety of events in the area - including collection days, coffee mornings and second-hand book sales, at the Holy Trinity Church.
Victoria Beech, Regional Fundraiser for Blind Veterans UK, said: “We recognise that this type of front line fundraising may not be for everyone, so are also looking for volunteers who can help facilitate at fundraising events by providing support behind the scenes, such as baking cakes for coffee mornings or making craft items such as jewellery and stationery to be sold to raise additional funds at community events.”
Volunteer David Owen, who served in 11th Hussars in Germany in the 1960s, takes part in collections in Llandudno’s high street and shopping centre.
He said: “I think that the work done by Blind Veterans UK is very valuable, and that was one of the reasons that I felt that I should help in the first place. It is a sad fact that some of the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces are not just physically hurt but mentally scarred as well, due to the unique type of work that they do.
People can find out more about volunteering opportunities by making an application at Conwy Voluntary Services Council (CVSC) office on Madoc Street, or by contacting Joanna Tann, Volunteer Development Officer, directly on 01492 864573 or e-mailing Joanna.Tann@blindveterans.org.uk.