The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity Boost For Veterans Aid


January 21, 2019

A former Royal Navy veteran whose addiction to prescription medication was ruining her life.

This mother of an 11-year-old girl was dysfunctional when she came to Veterans Aid and fearful of losing her child. In her last email to our Head of Addiction Services she wrote:

“I’ve chosen to email you today as it is officially my one year sober and clean date (I don’t count my first 5 weeks of treatment as I was detoxing, so today is officially it! . . . I can’t thank you enough . . . I’m finally in a place where as long as I am clean and I have my daughter I’m ready. I have a new job in . . . city centre (I’m on my way now first day. . . first commute) nervous but excited.”

“It means I get out during the day into a city environment, but I still get to see my little girl every morning and after work. Things are going well. . . thank you to you and to all your amazing team, for giving me my life back and my daughter her mummy back.”

Hers is one of many voices illustrating the impact of Veterans Aid’s interventions.

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Veterans Aid received a grant of £35,000 from The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) and its partner funder Greenwich Hospital in support of ex-servicemen and women in crisis who served in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. 

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