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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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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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