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Glittering Prizes for Gala Supporters

May 15, 2012
Supporters of the Lord Mayor of Westminster’s charities were treated to a star-studded Gala Performance at The Theatre Royal Haymarket when they attended the opening night of The Lion In Winter. Veterans Aid, Kidscape and The Mayhew Animal Home benefited from the sales of special Royal Circle tickets, which came…

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On the pull – Uniforms join forces for Veterans Aid

May 15, 2012
Pedestrians stopped in their tracks for Veterans Aid on Sunday November 6th when 20 soldiers, sailors, airmen and police officers pulled a 15-tonne Routemaster double-decker bus from The Cenotaph to the charity’s Victoria HQ and a welcome reception at The Grosvenor Hotel. Londoners and tourists watched in amazement as the…

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Former Defence Chief and Senior Military Psychiatrist join Veterans Aid

May 15, 2012
General the Lord Michael Walker, Chief of the Defence Staff from 2003-2006, is to become a Trustee of the charity Veterans Aid. Dr Ian Palmer, Professor of Military Psychiatry and former Head of the MoD’s Medical Assessment Programme, is also to join the charity for veterans in crisis as its…

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Fabulous Buckley Boys clean up for Veterans Aid

May 15, 2012
Three tyres, six inner tubes and a lot of frustration on the last lap to Paris was a record for fundraisers Jack and Tom Buckley who completed their 300 mile sponsored bike-ride tired but triumphant. Jack, who is Business Development Manager of top UK cleaning company, Citrica, took four days…

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Making it happen for Veterans Aid

May 15, 2012
The single that is already raising money for Veterans Aid got its first play on BFBS on 26 September when musicians Northfield (From left – Tim Widdup and PC James Fitzgerald) joined Glyn Strong to talk about the charity’s work and the police Big Bus Pull. The fundraising spectacular will…

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Veterans Aid boss escorts Lord Mayor to Legion service

May 15, 2012
CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy escorted the Lord Mayor of Westminster Councillor Susie Burbridge to a special Service at Westminster Abbey today to commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the Royal British Legion. The Service was followed by a reception attended by HRH The Princess Royal. Veterans Aid is…

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Tower Hamlets Mayor visits model Veterans hostel

May 15, 2012
Tower Hamlets Mayor Councillor Lutfur Rahman has paid an informal visit to New Belvedere House, the East End hostel run by Veterans Aid that is home to 54 ex-Servicemen.  Afterwards he said: “Visiting this veteran’s hostel gave me the opportunity to find out more about the vital support it offers…

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UK charity boss to advise on Canadian Veterans issues

May 15, 2012
A British charity boss has been invited to advise the Canadian Ombudsman on veteran’s affairs. Dr Hugh Milroy OBE, CEO of Veterans Aid, has become an affiliate member of the committee that advises the Canadian Veterans Ombudsman, Guy Parent. Mr Parent is the second holder of the office. He was…

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Travis turns up trumps for VA

May 15, 2012
A big thank-you to Travis Freeman, formerly 1 STAFFORDS, and all his partner’s colleagues at M&S who helped him raise £727 for Veterans Aid. The money has been bagged, tagged, delivered and banked which means it will start helping people straight away. Travis came to VA when he needed help…

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Slimy tubes and stamina keep Ann Lyon on the road

May 15, 2012
A 20-year old Dawes cycle with puncture-proof ‘slimy tubes’ got Ann Lyon from Plymouth to London in just five days to raise funds for Veterans Aid. She cycled into the forecourt of The Guards Museum after her 260-mile trip to a warm welcome from representatives of the charity and museum…

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