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Haig Housing Trust launches The Long Walk Home

In a call to arms with fellow Veterans charities we ask if you could promulgate the following through your website, social media and any other means of communication that will reach both Veterans and potential volunteers

Haig Housing has launched The Long Walk Home (TLWH), its fundraising pilgrimage to mark 100 years since the ending of World War One. The charity will take 100 Veterans walkers from across the UK to Ypres, Belgium where they will then walk the 100 miles from the Menem Gate to the Cenotaph in Whitehall, timing this to coincide with the National Service of Remembrance on Sunday 11th November.

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Tackling Veterans’ homelessness: A Call to Action – pledge your support

We asking you to pledge your support and to update you on some very positive developments on our quest to eliminate Veterans’ homelessness following our reception at the House of Lords in March.

The University of York research that we launched at the reception highlights how some ex-Service personnel slip through the net and end up homeless after leaving the Armed Forces. Evidence suggests that well over a thousand ex-service personnel each year require urgent support to find accommodation.

On the back of this research we developed a Call to Action to help tackle this important issue.

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Cobseo Housing Cluster wins the FiMT Working Together Award at the Soldier on Awards

The Cobseo Housing Cluster received the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) Working Together Award at the Soldiering on Awards on Friday 20th April, at a special ceremony at Westminster Bridge Park Plaza.

The Cluster is a combination of 30 veterans’ housing organizations and charities formed to provide veteran specific housing and create an integrated veterans’ housing sector, with clear pathways for ex-Service personnel and their families in housing need to move into permanent homes.

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Michael’s Island Peak climb

Climbing a 6000m Himalayan peak for Haig Housing Trust
Mike will be covering all costs myself and going with a group of fellow mountaineers on 12-29th April this year. He will endure some scrambling ridges,Technical climbs, Glacier crossings, a 300m ice wall to scale and a airy summit ridge, and a 300m abseil, all at altitude. we will have a support team of Sherpa’s and Yaks to carry our heavy gear to Base camp. Once completed all we have to do is wait for a weather window to fly out of Lukla airfield!!

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Haig Housing Annual Charity Golf Day

The fabulous Addington Golf Club near Croydon in Surrey is once again playing host to Haig’s annual Charity Golf Day. It is open to 72 players or 18 teams of 4 @ £150 per head. Players all receive a breakfast bap, tea/coffee, goodie bag, 18 Holes of golf on a premier and challenging course, the first drink at the 19th hole and first-rate 2 course lunch after the game. Enrol your own team or we will group individual players.

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14th December – Opening of Parry Court by Chief of Defence People – Haig’s first transitional housing development

Haig Housing is pleased to announce that the Chief of Defence People, Lieutenant General Richard E Nugee CVO CBE, will open Parry Court, Haig’s first transitional housing development adjacent to its Morden estate, on the morning of Thursday 14th December 2017.

For the last 100 years Haig Housing Trust has provided low cost, well maintained family homes for Veterans and their families and, latterly, has also bought and adapted homes on a shared equity basis for serving personnel and Veterans with life changing injuries.

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Haig’s Latest Building Project

Long term plans to turn a derelict cafe and warden’s house into eight 1-bedroom homes for single ex-Service persons in Morden, is progressing well on site. The homes will be in a U-shaped courtyard arrangement and be named “Parry Court”, after Mr John Parry, past Chairman of Haig Trustees from 2001 – 2005, and Trustee from 1992.

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