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Defence Secretary praises Broughton House

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson praised Broughton House for the care it provides to veterans and for its vision for the future during a visit to the Salford care home for ex-servicemen and women.

Mr Williamson, who was accompanied by Bolton West MP Chris Green, met with veterans, staff and board members during his tour and learned more about Broughton House’s redevelopment plans.

The two-acre site is to be transformed into a Veterans’ Care Village in a £14m scheme.

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Natwest team raise £10,000 for Broughton House Veterans

A former Royal Marine inspired his colleagues in the real estate finance team at NatWest in Manchester to climb Snowdon in aid of Broughton House, the Salford care home for ex-servicemen and women.

Fifteen members of the team climbed the Welsh peak and completed a 35-mile cycle ride across Wirral to raise £10,000 for Broughton House.

Those taking part were aged 23-60 and included the bank’s north west head of real estate Heath Thomas along with directors, regional managers, assistants and graduates.

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Urban vision volunteers transform veterans’ courtyard garden

Green-fingered staff from public-private partnership Urban Vision have transformed a rundown courtyard garden at Broughton House, the Salford home for ex-servicemen and women.

A team of 13 volunteers from Urban Vision spent almost 60 hours revamping the neglected garden.

Urban Vision is a joint venture between Salford City Council, Capita and Galliford Try. It delivers a range of property, engineering and planning services across Salford to boost development and regeneration.

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