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New academic role for Veterans Aid’s CEO

August 25, 2017
25th August 2017 CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy has been appointed Visiting Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine at King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN). He said, “I am proud and delighted to have what has been a long ‘informal’ relationship with King’s…

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Veterans Aid’s Chairman visits NBH hostel

August 17, 2017
Yesterday I was privileged to be able to visit New Belvedere House hostel to see at first hand the refurbishment work in progress. Refurbishment is something of an understatement however, as what I saw was redevelopment in full flow. The roof was off and we were able to look down into…

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Ministry of Defence Police raise funds for Veterans Aid

August 3, 2017
Veterans Aid has a 100 reasons to be grateful to the Ministry of Defence Police who have passed on the proceeds of small fundraising event to the charity. Inspector Peter McDonald, who handed over £100 to CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy, said, “The MOD police have a close…

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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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