Scottish War Blinded Membership Provides New Lease of Life for Alan Smith

Posted: 31/07/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

Alan Smith recently joined Scottish War Blinded who participated in National Service from 1947 to 1949 in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Alan learned about his eligibility for Scottish War Blinded membership after a visit to an opthalmic specialist.

Alan describes the process:

“Whilst waiting for treatment at the Eye Pavilion, I met a Scottish War Blinded Outreach worker who asked if I had served in the armed forces. I said yes and was provided with information and invited to attend the Linburn Centre.”

Scottish War Blinded Member John Smith

Alan has been attending the Linburn Centre for five weeks and has enjoyed expanding his horizons by participating in activities such as IT, acoustic shooting, golf at Dalmahoy, gym and gliding.

Alan continues:

“I have wanted to learn more about using the internet for a while and the IT instruction is really helpful. I have just started a general fitness plan in the gym using the bike, rowing and treadmill apparatus. The highlight, so far, has been the gliding trip, it was great and I would certainly go back again.

“There’s also a great social element to the Linburn Centre, existing members have been very welcoming and you make friends who share common interests through activities and outings.”

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