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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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Veterans Aid CEO is Royal Air Force Centenary speaker

May 18, 2018
Veterans Aid CEO Dr Hugh Milroy was guest speaker at an event to commemorate the Centenary of the Royal Air Force on May 18th. Held at the RAF’s church, St Clement Danes, the service was attended by around 120 guests aged 65 and over, including serving personnel, veterans, the Lord Mayor…

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American guest joins Veterans Aid CEO at King’s College

May 2, 2018
CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy gave his annual lecture at King’s College London on 1st May and challenged some assumptions about life after military service. Programme leader Professor Edgar Jones introduced Dr Milroy to MSc War & Psychiatry students at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Denmark Hill…

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Equinix team take on Tough Mudder for Veterans Aid

April 25, 2018
A team of Slough based Equinix employees are taking part in Tough Mudder 2018 on 28th April to raise money for Veterans Aid. Amanda Lennon, Rashmi Mohindra and Michelle Rosso are among 35 Equinix employees in the UK who have decided to undertake the challenge in support of a charity. CEO of…

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Kesah takes on London Marathon for Veterans Aid

April 11, 2018
Kesah Trowell joined around 40,000 London Marathon runners on 22nd April to raise funds for Veterans Aid. The 42-year-old, who heads up corporate responsibility for Dixons Carphone, completed the 26.2-mile course in just 4 hours –  an amazing result considering the 2018 event was officially the hottest on record. Weary but triumphant,…

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Veterans Aid becomes Eyes Down’s Charity of the Year

April 10, 2018
Veterans Aid has been nominated as its 2018 Charity of the Year by digital media agency Eyes Down. CEO Dr Hugh Milroy said, “We were delighted to learn of Eyes Down’s nomination. The company has provided outstanding support for this charity, well beyond the normal demands of a digital agency.…

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Northwood Carillion team raise funds for Veterans Aid

March 22, 2018
A year of fundraising by members of the Carillion team at Northwood Headquarters raised nearly £5,000 for Veterans Aid. More than 150 people took part in activities that included car washing, baking, walking and holding auctions. After careful consideration the team decided that the VA Welfare to Wellbeing© charity model was the one they wanted to support.…

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The RLC chefs cook up a masterclass for Veterans Aid

March 7, 2018
In the first of what will be a series of regular monthly visits, chefs from the Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) turned out to help residents at a veterans’ hostel learn culinary ‘survival  skills’ with a difference. Three RLC Chefs, attached to 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards from HQ London District, travelled to the…

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