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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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Personal Reflections of The Falklands War

On 16 March, at St John’s Place Lower Bemerton Salisbury, the Wiltshire Alabaré Ambassadors held a fundraising evening entitled “Personal Reflections from the Falklands War and its Aftermath”. Overall nearly 120 were present and in excess of £2,500 was raised for Alabaré.

The official guests were the Mayor of Salisbury, Derek Brown OBE, Brigadier Hodder, CEO of the Wessex Reserve Forces Cadets Association, Wing Commander Vincent Thomas, Second in Command at Boscombe Down and Major Richard Rimmington MBE, Royal Logistic Corp. The major sponsors were the Mark Allen Group, Chemring Countermeasures and Our Wilton.

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Alabaré – Research Launch at The House of Commons

A report published today looks beneath the headlines of increasing homelessness in the UK, to understand the problems facing a small, but significant minority of Armed Forces Veterans who are ending up on our streets.

The report “Research into the housing-related support needs of homeless veterans” looks at what makes some ex-Armed Forces personnel more susceptible to homelessness than the vast majority who make a successful transition to civilian life, and how organisations can best meet their needs.

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The Soldiers’ Charity pledges £140,000 Grant to Alabaré Homes for Veterans projects in England and Wales

The Soldiers’ Charity gives a £140,000 donation to Alabaré Homes for Veterans to help them continue their work in England and Wales.

Alabaré Homes for Veterans offers support for service men and women across the UK who have left active service and who are experiencing difficulty adapting to civilian life. These ex service personnel are homeless or at threat of being homeless, usually due to a lack of support network and social isolation after discharge. This maybe brought on as a result of depression, PTSD, ill health, unemployment, family breakdown or similar. Alabaré is there for them, to give them a helping hand.

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Get your glow on at Longleat!

Alabaré and Glow In the Park launch inaugural Glow Run

Local charity, Alabaré, is launching an exciting new running event for the South West of England at Longleat, as part of a new partnership with the estate.

‘Glow In The Park: Longleat’ promises to be a thrilling event for all the family combining the ultimate night time UV 6km run with the iconic backdrop of Longleat House.

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