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St Dunstaner’s Sons Excel in 2020

St Dunstaner’s Sons Excel in 2020

The sons of blind veteran, Don Wessels, exceled amidst the rigors of 2020. In the annual
prize giving ceremony of Beaumont Primary in Somerset West, this year streamed live to parents…

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The inspiring story of Ford Africa's visually-impaired IT guy

The inspiring story of Ford Africa's
visually-impaired IT guy

Ford employee Gary Redmond heads up the carmaker’s IT departments for Africa
and South America. Due to his lack of clear vision, descriptiveness in verbal communication
has become his strength. Redmond uses smartphone-based apps like text and text-to-speech and AI…

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LEGO Braille Bricks Help Blind Children Learn to Read

LEGO Braille Bricks Help
Blind Children Learn to Read

The new educational toy will be available in twenty countries by the end of 2021. LEGO is
rolling out a new toy to increase literacy in blind and partially sighted children: Braille Bricks….

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Stress Can’t Actually Kill You — but How You Deal (or Don’t) Matters

Stress Can’t Actually Kill You — but How
You Deal (or Don’t) Matters

Life can be full of stressful situations, whether it’s worrying about your work or personal relationships,
or struggling to cope with the restrictions imposed by the current global pandemic…

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Our Trusts


Your donations help to empower so many to live independent lives. Donations to the Ian Fraser Memorial Bursary Fund or the John and Esther Ellerman Memorial Trust, no matter how big or small, continue to provide the necessary funds to achieve the universal goal of a fully inclusive society for those with disabilities.

About us

"Victory Over Blindness’ is the motto of St Dunstan’s, and the victory which these men are gaining and have gained is a victory more splendidly and more dearly won than the victory which they and their comrades gained on the field of battle." - Our Founder Sir Arthur Pearson

St Dunstan’s has been supporting War Blinded Veterans since 1915, through physical and emotional support, helping to empower beneficiaries to live independent and fulfilling lives. In 1918, after World War I, an after Care Committee was established in South Africa to care for blinded servicemen returning home. In 1938 the South African organisation became completely autonomous but has continued to maintain a close working relationship with Blind Veterans UK.

The Ian Fraser Memorial Bursary Fund was founded in 1977 by St Dunstan’s, South Africa, in memory of Lord Fraser.He believed that, as he himself proved, that given the reality of blindness, with the necessary determination, support and seizing of opportunities as they present themselves, blind and Visual Impaired students can create a better life for themselves through education.

The John Reeves Ellerman Fund was founded in 1974 by Saint Dunstan’s, South Africa, to perpetuate the memory of the late Sir John Reeves Ellerman, who was a great benefactor and friend of Saint Dunstan’s and a Member of the Board.

The Long Cane Rally committee of 2016

Volunteers Needed

Volunteering at St Dunstan’s is a great way of giving back to your community, be it as a marshal at our annual Long Cane Rally or providing tutoring services for a visually impaired student, your time and effort is greatly appreciated and much needed.

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