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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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Despatches from Rwanda – Recollections

November 9, 2015
After re-creating a run completed by a team of Paras at the height of their fitness, Veterans Aid supporter Jon Cowell reflects on his ‘lone’ run, 21 years later,  and pays tribute to his outstanding team. Together they enabled the former soldier to achieve the incredible feat of running over…

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Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day on BFBS Radio & BFBS Radio 2

November 8, 2015
To mark Remembrance Sunday, BFBS Radio’s Access All Areas show, from 10am (UK), will have live inserts from the wreath-laying ceremony at Blackpool’s Cenotaph. Later that day, Patrick Eade presents Forces Life from 1pm, featuring a 30-minute Remembrance Day special. The packed programme includes interviews with members of 2nd Battalion,…

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Armistice concert will support Veterans Aid

October 14, 2015
An armistice concert, in support of Veterans Aid, is to take place in the Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair, on Monday, 9th November 2015. It is the second musical event organised in aid of VA by Chelsea Concerts, a platform for talented, young classical musicians, founded in 2009 by friends Alexandra Kennedy and…

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Fundraising duo, Oliver and Henry, are back from Chalbi

October 13, 2015
They made it! Fundraising duo, Oliver Tillard and Henry Haselock, crossed Kenya’s Chalbi desert* on foot to support Veterans Aid (click HERE to read the story). Over a week they had covered 185 km, drunk 140 litres of water between each other and crossed the Chalbi Desert at its widest…

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Veteran recreates Rwanda run for VA

October 2, 2015
A former soldier is reprising an historic 264.5km run, from Rwanda’s southern border with Burundi to its northern border with Uganda, to raise funds for Veterans Aid. It is scheduled to end on Remembrance Day, at the most famous destination in Rwanda and home of its famous mountain gorillas, the…

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Veterans Aid CEO named as one of top London influencers

September 17, 2015
CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy has been named as one of the Evening Standard’s 1000 most influential Londoners. Chosen by a panel of editors, critics and experts the ninth annual list of London’s most influential men and women was announced at the iconic Crossrail Place. Jointly topping the…

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