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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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Former Veterans Aid employee makes the cover of Tatler!

March 4, 2016
Amelia Windsor is the 20-year-old granddaughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, which makes her 36th in line to the throne. She’s currently in her first year at Edinburgh University, reading French and Italian by day and acting in student productions by night, most recently ‘The Crucible’. But what…

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Veterans Aid ticks Fundraising Standards box

February 23, 2016
Veterans Aid has become a member of the Fundraising Standards Board and will be featuring its distinctive ‘tick’ on all relevant material. The FRSB is the regulator of charity fundraising in the UK and exists to provide a channel through which the public can raise concerns about financial probity. CEO…

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New Academic Role For Veterans Charity Chief

February 17, 2016
CEO of Veterans Aid Dr. Hugh Milroy has become an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of East Anglia’s prestigious School of Social Work. Dr. Milroy, who is an alumnus of the School, has been involved with homeless Veterans since 1996. His MA looked at the effect of military service…

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