Blind Veterans UK
In 2010, Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan’s), a leading charity supporting blind and visually impaired ex British servicemen and women was adopted by the British and Irish Delegation for fundraising purposes.
Since 2011, with financial backing from numerous organisations including the Constantinian Order, Blind Veterans UK were able to open the doors to their Training and Rehabilitation Centre in Llandudno, Wales, and begin providing first class help and support to blind and visually impaired veterans. The centre consists of a 40 en-suite bedrooms, both single and double, for short-term visitors and 14 care rooms. There are a further 25 en suite rooms for members staying for either a holiday or for rehabilitation and training.
Delegation knights and dames have contributed tens of thousands of pounds towards the work of Blind Veterans UK since 2011 and a care room is named after the Constantinian Order. For more information on the Blind Veterans UK and to donate, click here.
The All-Party Parliamentary Pro Life Group
The Constantinian Order has funded since 2003 the work of the All-Party Parliamentary Pro Life Group within the British Parliament, which is a cross-party, multi-faith group, striving to promote the sanctity of human life from conception until natural death.
The Order has donated thousands of pounds to the group since 2003. The Order also funded the costs that allowed pro-life campaigner Norma McCorvey to come from the United States to Great Britain in March 2004 and speak at the House of Commons.
The Constantinian Order has contributed to the work of the Stroke Association, by donating several hundred pounds since 2012. The Stroke Association is a national charity supporting stroke survivors and funding research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke. For more information on the Stoke Association and how to donate, click here.
Other organisations that have been supported by the Delegation of Great Britain and Ireland include:
- Thrive, a small national charity that uses gardening to assist the disabled
- Meningitis Now (formerly Meningitis Trust), a charity aiming to save lives and rebuild futures by funding research, raising awareness and providing support
- MacMillan Cancer Support, a charity which provides practical, medical, emotional and financial support to patients and pushes for better cancer care
- Perennial, UK’s only charity dedicated to helping everyone who works in horticulture
- Chain of Hope, an organisation working for high standard of cardiac care for children
- The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths