The president of Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan’s) who was blinded, lost his right arm and suffered severe hearing loss in an IRA parcel bomb explosion in 1973, is to become the new president of the Seaford Rotary Club.
Ray Hazan, 69, retired staff member of Blind Veterans UK, said: “It is quite a responsibility and quite a challenge. But I have had plenty of support from fellow Rotarians.
“I would love to be different and add some new ideas while steering the current course.”
He joined the Rotary Club 20 years ago in London to meet people from different walks of life and to give back to the community.
In 2011 he joined the Seaford branch and takes up his new post in July.
Outgoing president Michael Logan said: “Ray has had an extraordinary life already, bouncing back in such amazing and wonderful style to the kind of setbacks that most of us cannot even begin to imagine.
“I believe he will become one of the great Rotary Club of Seaford Presidents and take us forward from strength to strength in all we do for our various charities and projects. It will be an honour and privilege to have him as my successor at the helm.”