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The Big Sleep at Stonehenge

Alabaré were delighted to be working in collaboration with English Heritage for the second year at the world-renowned Stonehenge. After last year’s huge success, they were privileged to yet again host a BIG SLEEP at the iconic venue. In the grounds of arguably the most famous prehistoric monument on the planet. Over 100 people from the local military community slept out, over night at the Stonehenge visitor centre on Friday 13th October.

Those sleeping out were from local Armed Forces camps, employees and families of Sodexo Defence and other defence contractors.

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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity continues to support Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans

For the 8th year in a row, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity continues to support the wonderful work that Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans offers with a grant of £140,000. Their support for service men and women across the UK who have left active service and who are experiencing difficulty adapting to civilian life is remarkable.

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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Awards £140,000 to Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans England and Wales

Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless will benefit from a new grant of £140,000. The grant, awarded to Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity will benefit the charity’s Welsh Homes for Veterans who will receive £50,000 of the grant, and £90,000 will be used by England Homes for Veterans to provide supported accommodation and support for those Veterans in need.

Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans offer support to service men and women across the UK who have left active service and who are experiencing difficulty adapting to civilian life. These former service personnel are homeless or at risk of being homeless, usually due to a lack of support network and social isolation after discharge.

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Over 4,000 people set Longleat aglow for Alabaré

Last Saturday (9th September) an astonishing 4,000 participants gathered in the iconic grounds of the Longleat Estate to take part in Glow in the Park:Longleat, the 6km UV family fun run.

The wet weather did not dampen the spirits and the crowd and atmosphere were buzzing with excitement. Families, running groups, groups of friends, individuals were swept around the course to 80s and 90s tunes. Disco The grounds were awash with neon sweatbands, face paints, neon tutus and smiles.

The course wound its way round the spectacular estate finishing in front of Longleat House and featured seven fun zones, including The Fluorescent Paint Blast, Squelchy Foam Zone, and for brave hearted runners The Lion’s Den!

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Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans welcome new team leaders in Bristol and Gloucestershire

Alabaré are delighted to welcome Kenneth Kwogyenga as the new Gloucestershire Homes for Veterans Team Leader and Harrison Buttress as new Team Leader in Bristol Homes for Veterans.

Kenneth has been working with Alabaré for almost 4 years as one of the housing support workers at Homes for Veterans Gloucestershire. Originally, from Ghana, Kenny served in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He left after a tour of Afghanistan to pursue a new career, and found himself working for Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans, helping homeless Veterans in need.

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High Sheriff Visits Alabaré’s Gloucestershire Homes for Veterans

On Monday 24th July Alabaré’s Gloucestershire Homes for Veterans welcomed the new High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, Lt Col Andrew Tabor JP, and his wife Lou to the home.

They met with a number of the Veterans, and having served as a Commissioned Officer in the British Army, Lt Col Tabor was able to connect and speak warmly with the residents within the home. Colonel (Retd) Ian Harris (Chairman of the Gloucestershire Ambassadors – Homes for Veterans, Alabaré) accompanied the visit as well as Major Charles Malet.

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Alabaré Appoints New Trustee

Alabaré is pleased to announce that John Hunter has joined the charity as a trustee. John served for 29 years in the Army as an artillery officer, during which time he served in Europe, Canada, USA, Zimbabwe and Indonesia. Latterly he was, for 10 years, a director and Chief Executive, of a medium size charity offering soldiers opportunities to achieve vocational and educational qualifications to enhance their military career prospects and prepare them for their next career. John is also a volunteer with the Harnham Water Meadows Trust.

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Alabaré Receives Overseas Support For Veterans

Andrew Lord CEO received a cheque for £1,500 from Rev Mike Wagstaff RN in a packed King’s Chapel, Gibraltar. In the presence of His Excellency, the Governor of Gibraltar, Lt Gen Edward Davis CB, CBE, KStJ and Commander British Forces Commodore Michael Walliker OBE RN. In addition to the regular congregation, as the service coincided with the WRNS 100th Anniversary event in Gibraltar, there were many retired WRNS in King’s Chapel together with servicewomen currently in Gibraltar.

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New Gosport Home for Vulnerable Seafaring Veterans

Greenwich Hospital and Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans are launching an exciting new partnership in the historic Naval town of Gosport, Hampshire, providing accommodation for homeless Seafaring Veterans. The new project, Greenwich House will become residence for up to 8 homeless and vulnerable Veterans at any one time, allowing those in need to gain the support that they so urgently need.

With the first residents due to move in in June, work is already underway to get the home ready. As well as a beautiful new home, each Veteran will be provided with support to help them access healthcare, gain budgeting skills, find training and employment opportunities, and prepare to manage their own accommodation independently again in the future.

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