Blind Veterans UK adds six Volkswagen Transporters to its fleet

Blind Veterans UK adds six Volkswagen Transporters to its fleet

Blind Veterans UK has added six Volkswagen Transporter Shuttles to its fleet.

The charity helps blind and vision impaired ex-service personnel regain their independence and discover life after sight loss.

Since its formation in 1915, it has helped more than 15,000 ex-service men and women who have lost their sight.

It already operates 25 Transporters, two Caddys and two Crafter minibuses and these are used to transport members between their residential address and its two centres in Brighton, Sussex and Llandudno, Wales.

Gary Norman, operations lead at Blind Veterans UK, said: “Many of our veterans depend on us to get to and from our centres so a reliable fleet is an essential part of our service.

"We have a great relationship with JCB Group in Portslade who provide exceptional aftersales with service discounts, which is one of the many reasons we continue to stay loyal to the brand.

"We also believe it’s important to provide our drivers with a pleasant working environment so additional features, such as air conditioning and cruise control, are an added bonus for us.”

Blind Veterans UK also has 14 vehicles that feature tip and fold seats to facilitate wheelchair access, which has increased from just three wheelchair conversions in 2016. The additional features have been added by approved converters, GM Coachwork.

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