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£500,000 LIBOR boost for Veterans Aid hostel

November 30, 2016
The UK’s frontline charity for veterans in crisis has received £500,000 from the Government towards the cost of refurbishing its flagship hostel. The Chancellor’s 2016 Autumn Statement revealed that Veterans Aid would be one of the beneficiaries of £102m of banking fines disbursed to Armed Forces and other charities. CEO…

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COUNTRY FOOD CHEERS CITY VETERANS

November 25, 2016
The Country Food Trust has partnered with Veterans Aid in a bid to introduce wholesome and quick-to-prepare meals to its London hostel residents. The Country Food Trust is a charity launched in 2015 to help feed those in need. In 2016 it fed over 20,000 people and aims to feed…

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VETERANS AID WELCOMES ROYAL VISITOR TO GUARDS MUSEUM EVENT

November 24, 2016
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh attended an informal reception at the Guards Museum hosted by Veterans Aid. Earlier this year The Duke of Edinburgh became the first official visitor to the frontline charity’s newly transformed Old Rectory where veterans moving from single room accommodation in its main hostel…

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Foxtons launches Holiday campaign for Veterans Aid

November 22, 2016
Foxtons launches fundraising campaign across its UK stores to increase awareness of Veterans Aid. London’s leading estate agency, with over 35 years experience in the property market, is helping 84-year old frontline charity Veterans Aid reach ex-servicemen and women in crisis. Starting from today, and running for seven weeks, Foxtons…

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The Gloves Are On: Five Veterans Boxing to Raise Money For Veterans Aid

November 7, 2016
Five veterans, Clive Spencer, Richard Straker, Phil Brooks, Danny Anglim & Roscoe Esau are putting themselves through a gruelling boxing training regime before taking to the ring to fight for the first time. The men, all residents of Veterans Aid‘s New Belvedere House hostel in East London, are raising money for the charity that…

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RBLACT’S CLOSING LEGACY GOES TO VETERANS AID

October 17, 2016
17th October 2016: Veterans Aid has received £110,000 from The Royal British Legion Attendants Company (RBLACT). The transfer marked the end of a chapter for RBLACT, but an investment in the continuation of its aims and objectives. CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy, who was guest of honour at…

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WELFARE TO WELLBEING – W2WB A Model for Success

October 4, 2016
4th October 2016: The Veterans Aid Welfare to Wellbeing© (W2WB) model was introduced by Dr Hugh Milroy in his 2009 contribution to the book Pathways to Human Development. His chapter of the same name chronicled the unique change process employed by the charity in its work with veterans in crisis.…

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BID BIG ON THE BFBS BIG SALUTE AUCTION TO SUPPORT VA

September 30, 2016
The 2016 BFBS Big Salute on-air and online auction will be broadcast worldwide across Forces Radio, BFBS on Friday 7th October. With more than 100 auction items up for grabs, you can bid on luxury hotel stays, sporting and music memorabilia, thrilling experience days, and unique meet and greet moments…

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VA hosts first employment forum

September 19, 2016
Frontline charity Veterans Aid hosted its first briefing for employers at the Army and Navy Club where an audience representing 15 organisations learned about how they could contribute to its uniquely successful Welfare to Wellbeing© programme. CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy said, “We are committed to providing sustainable…

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Twenty-seven steps that saved a life

September 1, 2016
Chris remembers very little about being brought to Veterans Aid by his son. He was, at that stage, drinking himself insensible. The former Coldstream Guards Lance Sergeant had acquired a whiskey habit that inured him to most things beyond the need for his next shot. “Where would I be now…

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