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Fundraisers at Brighton Blind Veterans centre enjoy nostalgic vintage fete
Blustery winds and rain failed to deter community spirit and nostalgia shining through at a vintage fete.
The event, held at Blind Veterans UK Brighton Centre in Greenways, Ovingdean, on Saturday has been hailed a major success.
The vintage fete is thought to have raised £1,000 for the charity, formerly known as St Dunstan’s, which provides support for armed forces veterans who have lost their sight.
Revellers on the day enjoyed a display of classic cars, live music and games while stalls and tents sold hot food and beers.
Rachel Chitty, the charity’s regional fundraising officer, said: “It went really well.
“We had a bit of rain but that didn’t deter us from having a lovely time.
“It was fantastic to see many members óof the Brighton community being entertained and having a good time.
“All money raised by events like this is essential to provide life changing services to blind veterans regardless of when they served or how they lost their sight.”
For more information on the charity visit blindveterans.org.uk.
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