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Police officers praise VA’s work

January 24, 2019
Two young police officers who spent time with Veterans Aid have praised the charity for its commitment and effectiveness. Both are on the Police Now national programme, a scheme to train outstanding graduates to become police officers. Its mission is to transform communities, reduce crime and increase the public’s confidence…

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The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity Boost For Veterans Aid

January 21, 2019
A former Royal Navy veteran whose addiction to prescription medication was ruining her life. This mother of an 11-year-old girl was dysfunctional when she came to Veterans Aid and fearful of losing her child. In her last email to our Head of Addiction Services she wrote: “I’ve chosen to email…

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Report illustrates value of VA’s work

January 7, 2019
Veterans Aid interventions to tackle homelessness have been shown to generate significant benefits – both for beneficiaries of support and for wider society. Key findings A new report from the charity Pro Bono Economics (PBE) – prepared on behalf of Veterans Aid – shows that 88% of 166 homeless veterans…

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NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS

December 13, 2018
In 2010 Veterans Aid made a film called The Last of the Light Brigade. It is revisited here to remind us that while Christmas is a time of giving, caring and compassion there are always people who are forgotten. Some of them will be veterans – but for VA they…

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The Armistice Ghost

November 10, 2018
Armistice Day is commemorated every year, at the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”, to mark the formal agreement signed between the Allies and Germany that effectively ended the First World War. This year’s memorial had particular poignance because it marked the passing of a century since…

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Auction of portraits at Cavalry & Guards Club raises £41,000 for Veterans Aid

September 17, 2018
An auction of works by royal portrait artist Alexander Talbot Rice raised more than £41k on September 18th after an exclusive event at the Cavalry and Guards Club. Following a private performance by the Mariinsky Ballet’s first British Principal Dancer, Xander Parish, partnered by Evgeniya Gonzalez, invited guests were invited to bid for works inspired by the artist’s…

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London Mayor opens Veterans Aid’s £8.2m residential facility

September 4, 2018
A four-year, £8.2m project to create a flagship facility for veterans in crisis was unveiled on September 7th when Mayor of London Sadiq Khan formally opened Veterans Aid’s New Belvedere House. The Mayor said, “It is completely unacceptable that anyone in London – including veterans of our armed services –…

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The Tweed Challenge raises £44k for Veterans Aid

August 24, 2018
Two fundraisers who pitted their strength against Scotland’s mightiest and most temperamental waterway to help Veterans Aid combat homelessness have handed over almost £44,000 to the charity after completing a 97-mile sponsored kayak trip down the River Tweed. On June 11thArmy officer Nick Woolgar and businessman Jamie MacLeod put their…

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Veterans Aid hosts visitors from the University of Georgia

June 25, 2018
Dr Melissa Landers-Potts, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Human Development and Family Science (FACS) at the University of Georgia (UGA), was accompanied by students who are in London as part of UGA FACS London Study Abroad Program. An American academic has become the latest in a string of international experts to…

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

May 31, 2018
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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