Scottish War Blinded Blog

Read about the wide range of experiences enjoyed by Scottish War Blinded members as well as events, news and community projects.

BAE Systems Glasgow Raise Funds for Scottish War Blinded

BAE Systems Glasgow Raise Funds for Scottish War Blinded

Glasgow based employees at BAE Systems, the UK’s largest defence and security company, have raised funds for visually impaired veteran’s charity Scottish War Blinded.

BAE Systems recognises the success of its 34,800 employees in the UK by contributing money to its charities fund providing £2 million to veterans’ charities and events in the UK annually. The Glasgow employees were awarded the charity funds for meeting their health and safety targets.

BAE Systems employee Duncan McPhee said:

Posted: 18/02/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

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Successful First Meeting of Member Drop-in Club in Dundee

Successful First Meeting of Member Drop-in Club in Dundee

Carole Martin, Outreach worker for Dundee and Angus, reports on the first meeting of the member’s drop-in club at Rosendael House.

The first meeting was held in Rosendael on Thursday 30 January 2014. Seventeen members and family attended from Dundee, Broughty Ferry, Monifieth, Carnoustie, Invergowrie and Forfar,

Posted: 14/02/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Members Donate Art to Raise Funds for Royal Blind

Scottish War Blinded Members Donate Art to Raise Funds for Royal Blind

Scottish War Blinded members Derek McDonald, Robert Harvey and Derek O’Rourke have generously donated artwork produced at the Linburn Centre to raise funds for Royal Blind during its national fundraising week.

Posted: 10/02/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

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The Importance of Social Activities at the Linburn Centre

The Importance of Social Activities at the Linburn Centre

Social activities are at the core of Scottish War Blinded’s commitment to the positive health and well-being in terms of building strong and positive relationships with others, increasing levels of self-esteem, assisting some regain control of their lives and instilling a sense of support and camaraderie.

Scottish war Blinded member Alisdair Bernard shares his thoughts about attending the Linburn Centre:

Posted: 10/02/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

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Spring 2014 Scottish War Blinded Newsletter

Spring 2014 Scottish War Blinded Newsletter

SWB: Spring 2014 Newsletter

The spring 2014 edition of the Scottish War Blinded Newsletter will be released in March.

In the edition, we provide information about Scottish War Blinded’s World War One exhibition taking place in November at Central Library, Edinburgh.

We provide news about a planned Scottish War Blinded conference, an update from the Scottish War Blinded Young Members Group and Linburn Centre IT Instructor, Brian Wilson, describes the wide range of IT tuition available to members.

Posted: 04/02/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

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