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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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Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioners turn out for Veterans Aid

June 21, 2016
Fifteen In-Pensioners from The Royal Hospital Chelsea, working in relays, spent a day at Victoria Station collecting for Veterans Aid. With their scarlet coats and VA’s blue buckets they made an arresting sight on a gray, wet London as commuters surged through the busy concourse. CEO of Veterans Aid Dr…

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Veterans Aid Completes First Stage of Hostel Refurbishment with Bloomberg’s Support

June 16, 2016
More than 750 Bloomberg volunteers donated over 3,800 hours to transform a facility for homeless veterans. Veterans Aid today announced the completion of its Old Rectory transformation, part of the charity’s New Belvedere House hostel refurbishment project.  The renovation of the 12-bedroom facility was completed with the support of Bloomberg volunteers,…

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VA’s CEO to receive an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law

June 9, 2016
9th June 2016: A host of notable East Anglia locals and UEA alumni, including international rugby union referee Wayne Barnes and Love Actually producer Debra Hayward, will be named honorary graduates at The University of East Anglia in July. Veterans Aid’s CEO Dr Hugh Milroy will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law.…

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Veterans Aid welcomes Royal Visitor

June 3, 2016
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh visited Veterans Aid (02.06.16) to meet staff and residents at the 84-year-old charity’s New Belvedere House hostel. During the visit he met Army Air Corps veteran Nathan Rooke who described his proudest moment in the service as performing royal duties at Buckingham Palace.…

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VA’s CEO gives his annual presentation to MSc students at King’s College

April 27, 2016
27th April 2016: There was a warm welcome from Professor Edgar Jones at King’s College London where Veterans Aid CEO Dr Hugh Milroy contributes annually to the MSc War & Psychiatry course in the Department of War Studies. The MSc War & Psychiatry course allows successful applicants to develop skills…

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Veterans Aid extended the hand of friendship to Luxembourg

April 25, 2016
25th April 2016: Veterans Aid extended the hand of friendship to Luxembourg when Stemm vun der Strooss representative Claude Consdorf, Chargée de direction adjointe – Assistante sociale, made a reciprocal visit to its Victoria Drop-in Centre. It followed a visit to Luxembourg,  just over a year ago, by Veterans Aid staff with Princess Tessy de Luxembourg.…

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Former RAF mechanic tackles London Marathon for Veterans Aid

April 4, 2016
Dan Clarke, who spent four years as an aircraft maintenance mechanic in the RAF, is running the London Marathon for Veterans Aid; the charity that once helped him. Dan said, “I’m doing it to raise money for a great charity that has helped me to get where I am now.”…

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Memorial Trust team visit VA

March 16, 2016
Veterans Aid staff were delighted when members of the East Wickham and Welling War Memorial Trust dropped in to its Victoria Centre. They came bearing a cheque for £1,500, which represented proceeds of the retiring collection at the Trust’s 2015 Festival of Remembrance service. The visit, by trustees Nigel Betts,…

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