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Royal Warrant Holders Association supports Veterans Aid

May 15, 2012
Veterans Aid was the surprise recipient of a cheque for £1,000 from the Royal Warrant Holders Association following a visit by three of its representatives to the charity’s Victoria HQ. Trustee Christopher Rowe, Events and Finance Manager Claire Anderson and RWHA President Bill Gunn had been told about the charity’s…

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Veterans Aid ‘graduates’ study in Oxford

May 15, 2012
Two organisations dedicated to opening doors for people trying to start a new life have joined forces. Veterans Aid and Ruskin College are committed to providing opportunities for men and women who need a second chance. Both are registered charities with a proven track record in making dreams come true.…

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MITIE fine gesture brings cheer to Veterans

May 15, 2012
Seventy ex-Servicemen who would be homeless this Christmas without the intervention of Veterans Aid will not only have a roof over their head – but will have a gift on their doorstep thanks to MITIE. MITIE provides facilities, property and asset management for some of the biggest public and private…

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Sell-out Carol Concert raises funds and awareness

May 15, 2012
Hundreds of well-wishers packed into the magnificent Guards Chapel on December 14th to support the first public carol concert for Veterans Aid. Organised by staunch supporter Philippa Windridge it was attended by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and featured readings by broadcasters Kate Adie and Alastair Stewart. Music for the…

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Veterans Aid CEO shares expertise with Canadians

May 15, 2012
The Chief Executive of Veterans Aid, Dr Hugh Milroy, has just returned from a working trip to Canada where he met the newly appointed Veterans Ombudsman, Chief Warrant Officer (Retired) Guy Parent, briefed members of Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and spoke at the country’s first Military and Veterans Health Conference…

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Veterans Aid hostel welcomes Royal visitor.

May 15, 2012
HRH The Duke of Kent made a private visit to Veterans Aid’s East London hostel on 4 November to meet residents and staff. New Belvedere House is home to 57 ex-Servicemen drawn from all branches of the Armed Forces. The Duke was met by manager Pat O’Connor MBE and escorted…

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‘Rag’ flies flag for Veterans Aid

May 15, 2012
Veterans Aid has found a good friend, in the heart of the military community, at the prestigious Army and Navy Club. Often known by its nickname, ‘The Rag’, the club caters for serving and former officers of the British and Commonwealth Armed Services, as well as their immediate relatives. CEO…

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Homeless veterans re-enact Kipling’s verses

May 15, 2012
Veterans Aid has turned the clock back to Crimean times to deliver a very modern message of hope. Using a small group of volunteers who had either faced, or experienced, crisis or homelessness the Charity filmed a reconstruction of Kipling’s darkly controversial poem, The Last of the Light Brigade. Called…

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Japanese Military Sociologist Professor Hitoshi Kawano Visits Charity

May 15, 2012
Dr Hugh Milroy and Prof Hitoshi Kawano A senior academic, Prof Hitoshi Kawano, from Japan’s National Defense Academy, which trains all Japanese military officers, recently visited Veterans Aid to help understand issues facing Veterans in Japan. Veterans Aid has further extended its international academic links to include Japan following a…

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How Veterans Aid can help the soldiers of misfortune

May 15, 2012
Many Armed Forces veterans find it difficult to reintegrate into society. Some end up homeless and without hope. For these men and women, the charity Veterans Aid is a life-saver. Glyn Strong visits its headquarters and hostel. Adrian Eddison-Stone, a former Coldstream Guardsman, is one of 57 ex-servicemen currently living…

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