BLIND Veterans UK supporter Bethan Matthews visited her grandfather who is staying at

the charity’s Llandudno Centre on her horse Charm.

Bethan and Charm are on day 11 of a Wales Borders Challenge which will see them complete a 1500km ride around the borders and coastline of Wales.

Her grandfather Bill is receiving IT training at the centre to assist him in his day to day life. Aged 94 years old he suffers from glaucoma, an eye condition which causes the loss of peripheral vision. He is completely blind in one eye and only has a very small amount of vision in his other.

Bethan said “My grandad is my hero. He joined the army in 1939 when he was 14years old and continued serving until he retired at 50. Although that alone makes him a hero, he is my hero for being the most gentle, generous, loving grandfather, he is also the strongest and toughest man I know.”

Bethan, who started her challenge on Saturday June 1, is hoping to complete her challenge in 29 days.

She is aiming to raise £2,000 for Blind Veterans UK and is also raising funds for Communities For Horses. To help Bethan reach her target for Blind Veterans UK please visit To watch her progress as she completes her challenge visit the facebook page