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Veterans Aid & COVID-19

April 1, 2020
Veterans Aid is open for business Veterans Aid is resilient, flexible and operational. We have complied scrupulously with all COVID-19 restrictions and taken no risks with the health of staff or clients. No face-to-face services or admissions are available but, following appropriate restrictions, our residential facility, New Belvedere House, is…

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Coronavirus – Temporary operating procedure

March 17, 2020
In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), Veterans Aid HQ and Operational Centre will be closed. No face-to-face services or admissions will be available. Advice and support, in line with national limitations, will continue to be provided remotely via telephone during our working hours.  Monday to Thursday: 8:30am – 3:30pm, Friday: 8:30am…

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A decade of support from Leicester volunteer

March 4, 2020
A casual encounter with a Big Issue seller launched a 10 year commitment to support Veterans Aid.  Julie was on her way to work when she turned a corner in Leicester and saw a man standing there selling The Big Issue. The man was someone she would often stop to…

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Veterans Aid receives £50,000 boost from Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity

February 20, 2020
Veterans Aid has received a grant of £50,000 from The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) and its partner funder Greenwich Hospital in support of ex-servicemen and women in crisis who served in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.  Case study Arthritis ended David’s career in the Royal Navy whilst he was still in…

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Starting the New Year with the sustained support of Douglas and Gordon

January 16, 2020
Douglas & Gordon (D&G), a leading London estate agency who opened their first office in 1958, have been fundraising for Veterans Aid since 2018. Always innovative, D&G have organised events such as Quiz nights and a Valentine’s Day, where staff bought roses and chocolates to send to people around the…

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£250,000 Awarded to Veterans Aid by the National Lottery Community Fund

January 6, 2020
Veterans Aid is proud to have been awarded £250,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund. Received in three yearly instalments, the grant will be spent on a range of interventions responsive to the situation of the individual concerned, as part of VA’s Homelessness Prevention work.  Those interventions include advice for…

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Serviceman takes on half marathon for Veterans Aid

November 26, 2019
On Saturday the 30th of November Lee Fomes will be running a half marathon to fundraise for Veterans Aid. Lee is in his 26th year of service with the Corps of Army Music. He served in Iraq in 2003, in a non-musical role, and since then has performed in venues all over…

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Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier appointed as Trustee

October 31, 2019
Veterans Aid welcomes Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier as a new Trustee to our dedicated board. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier retired from the Royal Air Force in July 2019 after 39 years of service, culminating in his final 3 years, when he was Chief of the Air Staff.…

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Racing across the Atacama Desert in support of Veterans Aid

September 24, 2019
On 29 September veteran Michelle will take on RacingThePlanet ultramarathon, Atacama Crossing, in support of Veterans Aid. She is partaking with her husband, Nathan.  Michelle said: ‘They are an amazing charity who assist veterans in crisis, regardless of time served. The reason we chose these guys is because simply, they…

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Walking the Camino for Veterans Aid

August 28, 2019
Two women veterans – Karrina and Stephanie – are taking a step back from their busy jobs in Afghanistan to walk the centuries-old Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in support of Veterans Aid, the charity they both admire. ‘We are choosing to support VA because they deal directly with those…

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