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Noon gift paves way to brighter future for veterans

May 15, 2012
Sir Gulam Noon A £10,000 gift by businessman and philanthropist Sir Gulam Noon will help pave the way to recovery for ex-Servicemen in the care of Veterans Aid. Following a recent visit to the charity’s New Belvedere House hostel in Stepney, Sir Gulam praised VA for its ‘wonderful work’ among…

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Vintners champagne walk raises £60,000 for homeless Veterans

May 15, 2012
A group of formerly homeless ex-Servicemen from London enjoyed the champagne lifestyle in France for a day as part of a fundraising event that earned homelessness charity Veterans Aid £60,000. The money was raised by sponsored walkers from the The Worshipful Company of Vintners who faced steep slopes, sunshine and…

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Academic Role For Veterans’ Charity Chief

May 15, 2012
Veterans Aid CEO Dr Hugh Milroy has become a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London. With effect from 1 July 2010 he will become the only head of a military charity to hold such a position. Read more at the King’s College…

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Dublin University date for Veteran’s charity boss

May 15, 2012
Veterans charity chief Dr Hugh Milroy will be sharing the stage with a distinguished academic colleague from the University of Georgia on 1 July to talk about Veteran homelessness and the factors underlying it. Chief Executive Officer of Veterans Aid (www.veterans-aid.net ) and a former Gulf War Veteran, Dr Milroy…

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Academic look at status of Veterans

May 15, 2012
CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy challenged students to ‘define a Veteran’ when he addressed members of the War Studies Department at London’s Kings College. His 60 minute guest lecture invited the students to reconsider assumptions about who Veterans are in modern day Britain. To illustrate the point he…

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Glittering Prizes at the inaugural FTSE Boxing Night

May 14, 2012
Image courtesy of http://www.defenceimagedatabase.mod.uk More than 300 City high fliers, senior military figures and VIP guests dug deep to raise cash for veteran’s charities at the inaugural FTSE Boxing Night. Donations are still being counted but the glittering event hosted at Whitehall’s historic Banqueting House has raised a significant amount…

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Catterick six open tab for VA

May 14, 2012
It’s a long way from Catterick to London – especially on foot – but a group of soldiers, mainly from the Royal Anglian Regiment, walked 230 miles from their Yorkshire base to Barnet TA Centre Centre, to raise money for Veterans Aid. Arriving footsore and weary, but in good spirits,…

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Christmas 2009

May 14, 2012
Christmas was a truly amazing time for everyone connected with VA. Even more so than last year, we were stunned at the generosity shown to us from awide variety of friends both individuals and from business. They are almost too numerous to mention them all and in some cases the…

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Howard League – VA’s CEO Joins Advisory Group

May 14, 2012
The Howard League for Penal Reform has launched an independent inquiry into former armed service personnel in prison. The inquiry will seek to discover the reasons why veterans enter the penal system, investigate how former armed service personnel can be given appropriate support to prevent offending and look for good…

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Nigel Goes To Print!

May 14, 2012
A resident of VA’s hostel, Nigel, has recently had his remarkable life story published on the website of the European Parkinson’s Disease Association website. Nigel, a sufferer, spent 30 years on the streets . . . read the stunning account of his journey on: http://www.rewritetomorrow.eu.com/reflections/personal-stories/my-unwanted-friend VA’s CEO, Dr Hugh Milroy,…

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