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A REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY TO REMEMBER!

On Sunday 8th November, following a request from a neighbour, we made as special visit to a Royal Navy Veteran who was celebrating his 100th birthday that day!

Due to the pandemic, he was unable to make either his birthday or Remembrance Sunday in his usual way so we arranged a few surprises to try and make his day as special as possible.

Our CEO paid a brief, socially-distanced visit to him, accompanied  by two serving RN personnel who travelled from Plymouth to join with the birthday greetings...

 POPPIES TO PADDINGTON 

Created by The Veterans Charity, Poppies To Paddington to keep remembrance on track during this challenging year in which many events are unable to take place.

 

Swathes of poppy wreaths will be placed on Great Western Railway trains and carried to London Paddington station on Remembrance Day.

RAPID SUPPORT FOR A FAMILY IMPACTED BY COVID-19

Yesterday morning, we received a Support request from a Veteran of the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment, asking for urgent help.

Matthew is a single parent of two children and works part time as a self-employed taxi driver. One of his children returned to school this week but was sent home after a short time as another pupil at the school had tested positive for COVID-19. Matthew and his family have been told to isolate for 14 days.

THE VETERANS CHARITY RECEIVES COVENANT FUND GRANT

We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £24,000 by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust!

The grant will enable us to continue to meet the urgent needs of Veterans and their families who sadly find themselves in hardship at this difficult time.

NEVER TOO LATE TO ASK FOR HELP

Yesterday afternoon, we received a referral for help for David, a Royal Navy Veteran who is very partially sighted and living alone. Due to the risks to his health, he is sensibly isolating at present but is now unable to get the essential provisions that he needs.

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A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM HARRY BILLINGE MBE

In March, we delivered a new lightweight wheelchair to legendary former Royal Engineer, Harry Billinge MBE, which he had asked for during a previous visit. He was delighted and wanted to record a message to inspire others.....

RUN TO PEGASUS EVENT REPORT

As part of our commemorations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we hosted an extraordinary event as a tribute to the heroes who spearheaded the entire liberation of Europe. Here's what happened on the Run To Pegasus....

WELCOMING TWO NEW AMBASSADORS

We are incredibly proud to welcome two new Official Ambassadors to the VC Family; Jo Jukes and Glyn Dewis.

Jo has campaigned for better understanding and support for the families of Veterans who take their own lives, after she lost her husband, Cpl Dave Jukes, to suicide in 2018.

Glyn is a world-renowned photographer who created the remarkable 3945 Portraits Project which featured portraits of dozens of WW2 Veterans. Their photos and stories have been published in a superb book. 

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The Veterans Charity, Seven Brethren Bank, Barnstaple EX31 2AS

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