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Kim’s Great Trek in China for Veterans Aid

July 27, 2017
27th July 2017 Metropolitan Police Sergeant Kim Newcombe exchanged the streets of London for the Great Wall of China to support Veterans Aid. Her 50km/31 mile trek has raised £2.7k to date but her Just Giving page is still open for donations. Kim said, “I was introduced to Veterans Aid…

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A room with a view – VA’s flagship veterans hostel takes shape

July 25, 2017
Take away the prefix ‘youth’ from ‘hostel’ and the image conjured up is not usually an attractive one. Those who have spent time in temporary accommodation for the homeless describe noisy impersonal places where people down on their luck seek refuge only from the even bleaker prospect of living on…

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Employers pledge support for VA ‘Back to work’ partnership

June 14, 2017
Employers with a commitment to helping veterans into the workplace turned out in force at VA’s latest jobs forum. Hosted once again at The Army & Navy Club it attracted around 20 attendees. VA Development Officer Delia Holdom said, “We were delighted to welcome so many supportive organisations. There were…

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ESSEX CONTRACTOR CHOSEN TO COMPLETE FLAGSHIP VETERANS HOSTEL PROJECT

June 7, 2017
Specialist contractors Blackmoor Knight Ltd, from Essex, have been commissioned by Veterans Aid to complete the final phase of the charity’s New Belvedere House redevelopment project. This involves construction of a new third floor, addition of 10 extra bedrooms and full refurbishment of the main New Belvedere House building. CEO of…

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VA team joins FEANTSA in Gdansk for its Annual Policy Conference

May 23, 2017
23rd May 2017 Veterans Aid team joins FEANTSA in call for EU to be fair and stand up for homeless people (#BeFairEU) in Gdansk, Poland 18th-19th May 2017. Over 350 people from the homeless sector and beyond gathered in the historic European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk, Poland for the FEANTSA…

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VETERANS CHARITY SHORLTISTED FOR IMPACT AWARD

April 21, 2017
Veterans Aid has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. The 85-year-old charity for veterans in crisis is in the running for the Asian Voice Social Impact Award, which recognises organisations for the social impact they have created and their contribution to society. CEO Dr Hugh Milroy said, “We were delighted…

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Law firm staff raising funds for Veterans Aid in Tour de Hewitsons

April 6, 2017
6th April 2017 Staff at law firm Hewitsons raised funds for veterans by cycling more than 150 miles over two days. Team members from across the business pedalled between the firm’s four offices – in London, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Cambridge – from April 6 to 7. Already, the inaugural ‘Tour…

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VA hosts employment forum at Army & Navy Club

March 22, 2017
22nd March 2017 Veterans Aid held its second Back to Employment forum at The Army & Navy Club on Tuesday, 21st March 2017. An informal exchange of information between established partner companies and new ones, the event provided an opportunity to discuss best practice, communication issues, and the complexity of…

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GSS praise for ‘superstar’ veterans

March 10, 2017
Two ex-service personnel whose employment with Global Support Services (GSS) was brokered by Veterans Aid have been praised for their professionalism and diligence. Job placement is a key element of VA’s unique Welfare to Wellbeing© model, a pathway that guides ex-servicemen and women out of crisis to a point where…

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Love is in the aria…. at Army & Navy Club

February 16, 2017
Veterans Aid was once again the beneficiary of a concert at the Army & Navy Club featuring renowned mezzo-soprano Fiona Kimm. On Saturday, 18th February, in the wake of Valentine’s Day, Fiona was singing about that “many-splendour’d thing” through the songs of Gershwin, Porter, Coward, Kern, Sondheim, Weill and more.…

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