We're proud to announce these esteemed guests visiting all the way from the United Kingdom to attend this year's Major Rob Soltes Memorial Golf Event on October 10th, 2016. The event is coming fast, make sure to sign up before we sell out!
Established in 1915, Blinded Veterans United Kingdom (BVUK) provides vision impaired Armed Forces and National Service veterans with the person-centered services and tailored support they need to discover life beyond sight loss. Blind Veterans UK not only cares for ex-Service men and women blinded in action, but for veterans who have lost their sight through accident, illness or old age. The charity organization has three centers (in Brighton, Llandudno and Sheffield) that provide residential and respite care plus sports facilities, as well as qualified welfare staff who help blind veterans across the UK to live independently within their own communities.
Mark Hollis is the Activities Team Leader at the BVUK Llandudno Centre in North Wales which recently hosted Project Gemini. He’s ex-military and a former Firearms officer in North Wales police force. Mark is pictured training for the 100 k London to Brighton walk with Blind Veterans UK which he completed recently.
Chris Nowell was injured by a rocket which was fired on his base in Afghanistan. He suffered serious head injury, extensive skull fractures and brain damage but has went on to set up his own business as a blind photographer . He’s 32 years old and a father of three small boys.
Rob Long was a member of an elite unit that specialized in deep battlefield surveillance and he was caught up in an explosion when one of his colleagues tripped an IED while serving in Helmand province in Afghanistan. Rob suffered serious skull, eye and brain injuries and his friend was killed in the explosion.