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Former Gurkhas’ gift to Nepal

We’re delighted to report the official opening of our retrofitted Welfare Centres in Gorkha and Lamjung, at the heart of lands devastated by the 2015 earthquakes.

Both centres were damaged by the disaster and have now been refurbished thanks to a gift of £48,000 from the 6th Gurkha Rifles (6GR) Regimental Trust to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Regiment in 2017.

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Informing Scotland – Veterans Scotland to receive £75,000 to deliver gatherings

Informing Scotland – Communicating about the Armed Forces Community in Scotland, Funded by the Forces in Mind Trust

Veterans Scotland is delighted to announce that it is to receive a total of £75,000 from the Forces in Mind Trust, over the next three years, in order to engage with decision makers in statutory and third sector organisations across Scotland and inform them about those preparing to leave the Armed Forces and the ex-Service community and to encourage them to ensure that they are equipped to meet their obligations to the Armed Forces Covenant.

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Veterans returning to civilian life receive boost from grant to the Thistle Foundation

A grant provided by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity to the Thistle Foundation, a health and wellbeing charity based in Scotland, will help Thistle to continue and further develop its work supporting veterans adjusting to civilian life.

Over the next 12 months, the grant will allow Thistle’s Veterans’ Programme to develop three strands of its work. The charity will provide 1-2-1 holistic case management for 10 Veterans.

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More North East veterans transforming their lives thanks to national lottery players

Ex-Forces personnel in County Durham are being given the skills and confidence to improve their lives thanks to national lottery players.

Local charity, Finchale’s “Reaching Communities” project supports veterans with mental health, homelessness, training and employment issues that have led to social isolation.

The three year project which was awarded £487,000 of national lottery funding in 2016 helps those that have previously served in the Armed Forces by providing customised packages of ongoing support within the community and aims to support over 200 individuals throughout the project.

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Merchant seaman from Morpeth take on 100km challenge for military charity

A merchant seaman from Morpeth is training to compete in the 100k Yorkshire walk for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Adam Potts, 27, was convinced to take part in the ultra-challenge by his climbing and hillwalking partners. He explains: “They signed up just last year and asked me if I’d consider joining them. In the end it was an easy decision. I love any kind of new challenge, plus it’s a fantastic cause!”

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Playwright from Mold to host illustrated talk for military charity

A playwright from Mold is set to host an illustrated talk on Soldier Poets of the First World War, with the proceeds going to Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Micheal Stevens will be hosting the event on Monday 8 May at Mold Library, with the poetry being read out by a selection of actors. As a writer, he’s had plenty of experience in putting on similarly theatrical events. He says: “I mostly specialise in plays that are rooted in our local community, for instance the Mold Riots of 1869.

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Student from Abergele to climb Snowden blindfolded to support sight loss charity

An occupational therapy student from Abergele is preparing to climb Wales’ highest peak, Snowden, while completely blindfolded to raise awareness for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Izzy Jones, 19 and currently studying in York, will be embarking on the challenge on Sunday June 4.

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Staff from military charity to drive through 24 countries in five days to raise money for blind veterans

Two members of staff from a national military charity are preparing to drive through an incredible 24 countries in just five days. The funds raised will be going to the blind veterans their charity supports.

Chief of Staff, Nathan Muirhead and Head of Transport, Chris Kirk are both employees of Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

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Blind veteran’s granddaughter from Salisbury completes London Marathon for military charity

A woman from Salisbury has finished the London Marathon for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Marie Manning, 38 and originally from Llanfairfechan, Wales, completed the world famous course in six hours and 37 minutes. She says: “It was the toughest yet most rewarding thing I’ve ever done in my life. It felt amazing having people shout in support of the charity and helped me remember that I was doing some good while putting my body through all that pain!”

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