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Kesah takes on London Marathon for Veterans Aid

Kesah Trowell will be joining 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 when she’s not pounding the pavements to get fit for the London Marathon, has a 3hrs 49min personal best to beat, but she’s…

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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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British Transport Police students support Veterans Aid

Members of British Transport Police Intake 54 used the occasion of their Passing Out Parade to present a cheque for £372 to Veterans Aid. The 25 men and women who had just completed an arduous five-month training course to become British Transport Police Constables welcomed VA Development Officer Delia Holdom…

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Para’s latest challenge is celebration of success

“I was 10 years old and the Falklands War was on – it was in the papers every day, reports about the Marines and the Parachute Regiment, and I thought ‘That’s what I want to do when I get older’. And that’s exactly what Barry did. It was his dream…

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BFBS Big Salute grant for Veterans Aid

Veterans Aid is proud to have once again had its work acknowledged by the  BFBS Big Salute, the annual campaign that raises vital funds for armed forces charities. CEO Dr Hugh Milroy said, “As ever we are delighted to be receiving this vital funding from BFBS whose support in bringing our…

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Emergency number

Please note the emergency number between 22nd December 2017 and 2nd January 2018: 0751 8435 488 Best wishes to all friends & supporters of Veterans Aid!  

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‘Royal’ cake brings cheer to veterans

13th December 2017 Residents at New Belvedere House (NBH) tasted a little bit of history this year when the Chelsea Pensioners who reside at the Royal Hospital Chelsea made their annual festive visit. Instead of the usual Christmas cake they came bearing slices of a towering confection created by patisserie chefs and students…

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