How Blind People see without sight

Climbing Table Mountain

One of my goals in life was to climb up Table Mountain. So I contacted a guy from a
hiking club - his name is Carl. I arranged with him to guide me up the mountain...

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Farewell Bongani

Blind veterans begin world
first trial of driverless pods

An autonomous vehicle company has begun a world first trial of its driverless pods with blind veterans and the...

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Congratulations

Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder

What is it? PTSD is a "debilitating condition which follows a traumatic event...

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The Barnado Family want to wish everyone a happy 2019

Ian Fraser Students 2019

Victor is 39 year old and his hobbies include music and debating. He is currently studying toward
a Masters in Xhosa at Nelson Mandela...

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Our Trusts

Donations

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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