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‘Veterans Aid has a model we can look to for a way of doing business that works’

Tramecia Garner, Associate Director for Housing & Residential Programs at US charity  Swords to Plowshares, recently spent two weeks in the UK with Veterans Aid. From back home in San Francisco she reflects on her  visit: “Now that my time with Veterans Aid (VA) has ended I am left thinking back…

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Veterans Aid CEO is Royal Air Force Centenary speaker

Veterans Aid CEO Dr Hugh Milroy was guest speaker at an event to commemorate the Centenary of the Royal Air Force on May 18th. Held at the RAF’s church, St Clement Danes, the service was attended by around 120 guests aged 65 and over, including serving personnel, veterans, the Lord Mayor…

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Broken foot halts ex-Para’s Great Outdoors Challenge

VA’s Barry Everall has had to abort his solo Coast to Coast wild-camping trek across Scotland due to an injury. The ex-Para’s bid to complete The Great Outdoor Challenge ended painfully when, 44-miles and two days into his into his trek, Barry fell and injured his foot. Unable to continue…

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American guest joins Veterans Aid CEO at King’s College

CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy gave his annual lecture at King’s College London on 1st May and challenged some assumptions about life after military service. Programme leader Professor Edgar Jones introduced Dr Milroy to MSc War & Psychiatry students at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Denmark Hill…

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Equinix team take on Tough Mudder for Veterans Aid

A team of Slough based Equinix employees are taking part in Tough Mudder 2018 on 28th April to raise money for Veterans Aid. Amanda Lennon, Rashmi Mohindra and Michelle Rosso are among 35 Equinix employees in the UK who have decided to undertake the challenge in support of a charity. CEO of…

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Kesah takes on London Marathon for Veterans Aid

Kesah Trowell joined around 40,000 London Marathon runners on 22nd April to raise funds for Veterans Aid. The 42-year-old, who heads up corporate responsibility for Dixons Carphone, completed the 26.2-mile course in just 4 hours –  an amazing result considering the 2018 event was officially the hottest on record. Weary but triumphant,…

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Veterans Aid becomes Eyes Down’s Charity of the Year

Veterans Aid has been nominated as its 2018 Charity of the Year by digital media agency Eyes Down. CEO Dr Hugh Milroy said, “We were delighted to learn of Eyes Down’s nomination. The company has provided outstanding support for this charity, well beyond the normal demands of a digital agency.…

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Northwood Carillion team raise funds for Veterans Aid

A year of fundraising by members of the Carillion team at Northwood Headquarters raised nearly £5,000 for Veterans Aid. More than 150 people took part in activities that included car washing, baking, walking and holding auctions. After careful consideration the team decided that the VA ‘Welfare to Wellbeing’ charity model was the one they wanted to support. Vicki…

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The RLC chefs cook up a masterclass for Veterans Aid

In the first of what will be a series of regular monthly visits, chefs from the Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) turned out to help residents at a veterans’ hostel learn culinary ‘survival  skills’ with a difference. Three RLC Chefs, attached to 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards from HQ London District, travelled to the…

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Cavalry mount fundraising drive for Veterans Aid

A weather-challenged rally in support of Veterans Aid raised more than £4,500 when 36 former members of the Household Cavalry took to the road recently. Rally Master Glyn Jones said, ”We had a bit of a concern in The Ardennes forest with the weather, so cancelled the hill climb for…

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