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BFBS Big Salute grant for Veterans Aid

January 25, 2018
Veterans Aid is proud to have once again had its work acknowledged by the  BFBS Big Salute, the annual campaign that raises vital funds for armed forces charities. CEO Dr Hugh Milroy said, “As ever we are delighted to be receiving this vital funding from BFBS whose support in bringing our…

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‘Royal’ cake brings cheer to veterans

December 13, 2017
13th December 2017 Residents at New Belvedere House (NBH) tasted a little bit of history this year when the Chelsea Pensioners who reside at the Royal Hospital Chelsea made their annual festive visit. Instead of the usual Christmas cake they came bearing slices of a towering confection created by patisserie chefs and students…

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Army bake-off entries bring cheer to veterans

December 13, 2017
13th December 2017 Christmas came early to Veterans Aid when Army chefs from Windsor made a surprise delivery of nine superbly decorated festive cakes. The competition entry goodies were delivered to VA’s new premises on December 12th but later transported to New Belvedere House to bring cheer to those residents who…

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New home for Veterans Aid

December 8, 2017
Veterans Aid is better known for finding homes for veterans than seeking accommodation for itself, but on 11th December, after 12 years in Buckingham Palace Road, the charity is relocating. Its new Head Office/Operations Centre will be at 27 Victoria Square, SW1W 0RB, just yards away from its old premises.…

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Veterans Aid builds on international links

November 29, 2017
Just weeks after welcoming the Canadian Veterans Ombudsman to its Central London Operations Centre, Veterans Aid hosted three Taiwanese visitors and a Hungarian student, confirming its position as an organisation at the heart of veterans affairs internationally. Veterans Affairs Council R.O.C. Chief Col (Retd) Felix Wang, Secretary General Dr Jian-Ren…

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College partnership puts veterans on path to further education

November 21, 2017
Two organisations dedicated to opening doors for people trying to start a new life have reaffirmed their partnership.
 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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Veterans Aid welcomes Canada’s Veterans Ombudsman

November 16, 2017
On October 11th two men with a shared commitment to veterans’ wellbeing renewed an acquaintance that began with a trip to Canada in 2010 by Dr Hugh Milroy, CEO of Veterans Aid. Dr. Milroy and Canada’s Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent met first when the former briefed members of Veterans Affairs…

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Working together to tackle homelessness

October 26, 2017
26th October 2017 Veterans Aid representatives made their mark at the Reducing Homelessness and Rough Sleeping symposium (25.10.17) which explored ways in which organisations could work in partnership to support vulnerable people. The Public Policy Exchange event was held at London’s Strand Palace Hotel and included more than 80 stakeholders…

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William and James fundraise for Veterans Aid

October 11, 2017
William Foulkes and James Prince ran the route of The Glencoe Marathon to fundraise for Veterans Aid on 16th September 2017. The pair raised over £2,000 and did the challenge independently after seeking approval from the organiser Jo Fox-Pitt. Will had fundraised for Veterans Aid in the past – in…

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RAF veteran reflects on how Veterans Aid has helped him

September 26, 2017
26th September 2017 Sixty-three-year-old RAF veteran William was living in France with no job or means of support when he was offered a chance to return to Britain. He took it, and despite arriving at Victoria Coach Station with nothing, is now living independently and thriving. During a visit to…

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