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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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PTSD and driving – warning.

August 30, 2016
Veterans suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) should be aware of their obligation to tell DVLC about their condition when applying for a licence. Downloadable forms are available online and can be accessed HERE. For Car or Motorcycle licence: Fill in form M1 and send it to DVLA. The…

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Veterans Aid Chief Receives Honorary Doctorate

August 3, 2016
3rd August 2016: Veterans Aid’s chief has received an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law from the university where he gained his PhD. Dr Hugh Milroy, CEO of the London-based frontline charity, received the award at the University of East Anglia, in recognition of his significant contribution to the understanding of international…

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Seventy five years apart – but similar stories

July 27, 2016
Veterans Aid, initially known as the Embankment Fellowship Centre, was born in the aftermath of the First World War. Although not established for 14 years after hostilities ceased, the charity, from its inception, dealt with the conflict’s legacy. Today, the charity continues to provide immediate practical support to all ex-servicemen…

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Tom is taking on the Vitality British London Run for VA

June 30, 2016
Thomas Brown is to take on the Vitality British 10k London Run for Veterans Aid on Sunday, 10th July 2016. The Vitality Run is described as the world’s greatest road race route through the heart of central London passing many of the capital’s historic landmarks, including the London Eye, Big…

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