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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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VA team joins community engagement event in Westminster

January 24, 2017
18th January 2017 Metropolitan Police and local homelessness charities, including Veterans Aid, hosted a Community Engagement Event on Westminster Cathedral Piazza on Wednesday, 18th January 2017. The event was an opportunity to speak to professionals about what they are doing to support people away from rough sleeping and publicise some…

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Westminster joins forces with Veterans Aid

December 30, 2016
30th December 2016 Westminster City Council are the first London borough to partner with Veterans Aid to tackle rough sleeping.
The partnership aims to make sure that no ex-serviceman or woman ever has to resort to bedding down on the street.

 Outreach workers will now refer any ex-service personnel directly to…

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December 14, 2016
A biker group from Clacton-on-Sea made a 100-mile journey in December to bring festive cheer to veterans. Families from bikers club ‘We Can’t Dance MCC’ decided they wanted to support the charity Veterans Aid this year and organised a collection of special items for the residents of its New Belvedere…

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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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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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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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