Scottish War Blinded AGM 2013

Posted: 28/10/2013 | Scottish War Blinded

Scottish War Blinded held its AGM on Wednesday 23 October.

Presiding at the AGM were Scottish War Blinded Chairman Douglas Osler, CEO Richard Hellewell and Vice Chairman Reverend John Shields MBE.

Reverend Shields provided a sincere and emotive address describing how the services provided by Scottish War Blinded contribute towards significant benefits to positive health and well-being instilling a new lease of life and greater social engagement.

Chairman Douglas Osler described how Scottish War Blinded services continue to evolve to meet the needs of an ever increasing membership. Linburn Centre members are now enjoying experiences they never thought possible as a result of a visual impairment such as white water rafting, gliding and acoustic shooting whilst seven outreach workers now assist members to live independent and fulfilling lives across Scotland.

Scottish War Blinded CEO Richard Hellewell reported a healthy financial position and plans to build a multi-purpose sports and recreational hall next to the Linburn Centre and intentions to investigate the viability of a building a second day centre in Scotland.

Captain Chris Smith of the Royal Navy provided an engaging presentation describing the multi-faceted response role the Royal Navy provides with regards to current conflicts in Afghanistan and safeguarding global sea channels. We thank Captain Smith for attending our AGM and look forward to establishing greater links with the Royal Navy.

Those who attended the AGM enjoyed the opportunity to engage with Scottish War Blinded board members and senior management following the AGM whilst enjoying excellent hospitality from Linburn Centre staff. Our thanks to Christine and Rhona for preparing an excellent buffet for our guests.

We thank everyone who attended and look forward to a successful 2014 for Scottish War Blinded.








SWB Blog: Glasgow Reunion Lunch

Scottish War Blinded held its annual Reunion Lunch in Glasgow at Ibrox Stadium on Thursday 24 October.

The event welcomed over eighty Scottish War Blinded members from the West of Scotland with a rich, varied service history in the armed forces from the RAF, Royal Engineers to the Royal Marine Band. 

Conversation flowed as stories about time in service and the journeys taken subsequently were shared between members, friends and family contributing to a wonderful, convivial atmosphere.

Members were treated to the finest of hospitality, enjoying a sumptuous meal in the Argyll House restaurant with stunning views overlooking the Ibrox pitch and stadium.

Scottish War Blinded CEO, Richard Hellewell provided a welcome to guests and updated members about current and future developments concerning the Linburn Centre and Outreach services.

Kevin Goodwin, from Service Personnel and Veterans Agency, and Fiona Sandford from Visibility were invited to speak at the event describing the services they provide for veterans with visual impairments.

We thank everyone who attended and look forward to next year’s event.