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Toby’s trek raises cash for Veterans

May 15, 2012
An 11-year-old boy Toby from the Gloucestershire village of Cherington has walked 14 kilometres to raise funds for Veterans Aid. Toby Cable, accompanied by dad Paul and family dog Lola, was met at the end of his trek by CEO of Veterans Aid, Dr Hugh Milroy, who said afterwards, “This…

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BFBS Presenter Gini Carlin gets into the ring for Charity

May 15, 2012
BFBS presenter, Gini Carlin, is swapping her headphones for boxing gloves and taking on a new challenge – training with 7 Regiment RLC’s Boxing Team for a month, to raise money for the BFBS Big Salute charity. The BFBS Big Salute is a fundraising campaign to raise money for five…

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Rumble in the City 2012

May 15, 2012
Veterans Aid would like to thank all who supported the wonderful Rumble in the City event at Whitehall Banqueting House which once again has raised funds to help us do our work.

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Veterans charity chief collects award

May 15, 2012
Thursday 26 January, 2012 – CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy received his OBE from HRH The Prince of Wales and celebrated afterwards with   friends and colleagues from the 80-year-old charity. He was joined by his wife Lorraine, daughters Sophie and Victoria, staff and residents from the Westminster…

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Veterans Aid CEO joins board of new £35M trust for Veteran care

May 15, 2012
  Veterans Aid, a charity that has been providing practical and immediate help to veterans in crisis since 1932, marks its 80th Anniversary this year. Its success in turning lives around has earned its CEO, Dr Hugh Milroy, a key role in the recently formed Forces in Mind Trust (FIMT).…

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Rock to Clock – Army Officer’s 1,600 mile trek for Veterans Aid

May 15, 2012
The 30-year-old soldier sitting opposite me is not homeless. He has no alcohol or drug problems. He is not in debt and he enjoys physical and mental health. He didn’t come to the charity Veterans Aid to seek help, but to offer it. Captain Edouard ‘Ed’ Plunkett (Queens Royal Lancers)…

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Everest Challenge fund set to peak at £2000

May 15, 2012
A sponsored hike to the Everest Base Camp to raise funds for Veterans Aid is on target to raise more than £2,000. Tracie Moore, Marty Bowler, Clare Thompson and Dean Evans took nine days to hike from Lukla, in Nepal, to Base Camp, at an average pace of five to…

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Philippa fills The Guards Chapel for second year

May 15, 2012
More than 700 people crowded into the Guards Chapel for the 2011 Veterans Aid Carol Service attended by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, actress Tamsin Greig and comedian Alexander Armstrong. For the second year running this sell-out event drew supporters and friends, new and old, young and ‘less young’ to…

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Veterans Aid Wins Top Industry Award

May 15, 2012
Leading charity Veterans Aid won an award at the Institute for Turnaround’s prestigious ceremony on Wednesday night (30th November 2011). Widely considered Europe’s top turnaround awards, the event was hosted by broadcaster Jeremy Vine and was an opportunity to acknowledge the success of organisations which have moved from significant difficulty…

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Students bring cheer to Veterans hostel

May 15, 2012
Christmas came early to New Belvedere House this year when a group of Princes Trust volunteers from South Thames College arrived with trees, tinsel and decorations. Veterans Aid hostel Manageress Pat O’Connor said afterwards “They were lovely, they really fitted in with our guys.   For young people to take…

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