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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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The Vintners’ Company supports Veterans Aid

February 16, 2016
The Vintners’ Company, one of the ‘Twelve Great’ Livery Companies of the City of London, has donated £5k towards the redevelopment of Veterans Aid’s New Belvedere House hostel in East London. The Worshipful Company of Vintners, which received its first Royal Charter in 1363, has origins steeped in the history of…

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VA’s work inspires Romilly to run first London Marathon

February 1, 2016
Romilly Witts will be running the London Marathon for Veterans Aid on Sunday, 24th April 2016. Milly, an outdoor enthusiast, who has already tackled The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and kite surfing (see pictures), was encouraged to take part in the event by the charity’s Head of Addiction Services. She…

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Support Woolly Hat Day and Help Veterans in Crisis!

January 27, 2016
Woolly Hat Day – Wear a hat, make a donation and help to change someone’s life. Woolly Hat Day is back on Friday 29 January 2016 for its sixth year – and it’s bigger and better than ever! So put on your hat and help homeless people. Why Woolly Hat Day? Whether you’re looking…

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Why some veterans lie about military service

January 19, 2016
An academic paper sheds new light on the reasons why some individuals embellish the truth about their military service. Professor Edgar Jones and Dr Hugh Milroy tackle what has become a controversial issue in “Stolen trauma: why some veterans elaborate their psychological experience of military service” – published (14/01/16) in Defense…

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Veterans and prison – another myth

January 5, 2016
Tracking has confirmed that the number of UK veterans in prison remains small. Just one year after the independent review into former service personnel in the Criminal Justice System, by Stephen Phillips QC, MPs have been assured that allegations of over-representation are unfounded. In a recent progress update, Minister of State…

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Herefordshire man tackles toughest footrace for VA

January 4, 2016
Finance expert Ross Whelan is trading up from figures to foot-racing in April 2016 to raise funds for Veterans Aid. He’s taking on the legendary ‘Marathon des Sables’ for the charity that has inspired him and is already in training for what has been described as “the toughest footrace on…

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Christmas comes early to Veterans Aid hostel

December 10, 2015
Christmas came early to New Belvedere House this year with the delivery of 50 gift-wrapped packages for residents. No Santa and no sleigh, but a minibus from RAF Halton where a joint effort between airmen and the station’s local Tesco Extra at Broadfield Retail Park raised enough to bring additional…

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Will you support VA Festive Kit campaign?

December 1, 2015
Veterans Aid has always provided new kit to ex-servicemen and women who need it – not just at Christmas, but whenever and wherever they need it. We’re launching this year’s fund on Giving Tuesday and it will stay open until the New Year. Some of the men and women who arrive…

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Mayor announces £1.7m donation to Veterans Aid

November 16, 2015
London Mayor Boris Johnson is to donate £1.7m  to Veterans Aid in recognition of the outstanding support that it offers to veterans in crisis. CEO Dr Hugh Milroy, who welcomed the announcement, said, “We are delighted to receive this funding which couldn’t have come at a better time. The refurbishment and upgrade…

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