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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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Veterans Aid announces partnership with Amazon

July 29, 2019
Veterans Aid has something big to smile about, thanks to the launch of a unique partnership with online retail giant, Amazon. It is a relationship that focuses on awareness initiatives, recruitment, fundraising, food redistribution and donations and it is launched today (Tuesday, 30th July, 2019). Amazon customers can support the…

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World Veterans Federation welcomes Veterans Aid

July 1, 2019
Veterans Aid has been admitted to membership of the World Veterans Federation, an association of 172 veterans’ organisations from 121 countries that represents around 45 million veterans worldwide. An international non-profit, non-governmental organisation, the WVF was established in Paris in 1950 by founding members from Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands,…

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Birthday honour for Veterans Aid volunteer

June 12, 2019
Veterans Aid volunteer and former Coldstream Guards musician Darren Hardy has been awarded a Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) in The Queen’s Birthday Honours. The Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) recognises long term service in the Armed Forces of non commissioned ranks and is presented to those who have displayed irreproachable conduct…

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Beating Retreat 2019

June 4, 2019
Thousands of spectators saw a film showcasing the transformational work of Veterans Aid when it was screened at The Household Division’s annual Beating Retreat. This year’s spectacular evening pageant of music, military precision drill, horses, cannon and fireworks was themed Icons of a Nation.  CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy said:…

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