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Published on 4 November 2019

So help the many small charities!

Britain’s biggest military charities have been accused of “hoarding money” whilst 100’s of smaller veterans organisations struggle to survive!   The nation’s ten biggest military charities have combined assets of £1.4bn and cash reserves of £275m.    The executive director of Action on Armed Violence said that due to recent anniversaries there’s been a “significant uptick in donations to the largest military charities. He added...

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Published on 29 July 2019

Felt So Alone

Veteran tried to end his life twice after being shunned by system — but was saved by a tweet SUFFERING a mental breakdown and crippled by spinal injury, ex-soldier Gary Weaving was wheeled out of hospital and dumped at a bus stop in his pyjamas. Hospital staff, who had packed his bag, did not give him any bus fare or even call his wife.   Gary Weaving, 42, was invalided out of the military with a damaged spine and PTSD    After he’d spent 45 minutes sobbing in the str...

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Published on 28 February 2019

Walnut Tree Project take on the Beast in the east

The Walnut Tree Project have added a rugged 4x4 to their fleet of Community Response Team (CRT) Support Vehicles and Veterans Raffle helped to fund the specialist equipment that such a vehicle is required to carry. On the East Coast of Britain in the remote rural areas of Norfolk and Suffolk the 'Beast' is just what you need to respond in. No matter what the weather, no matter what the terrain, the 'Beast' significantly improves the opportunity to get to the scene in a timely fashion, and time i...

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Published on 20 January 2019

What Forgotten Veterans say about us

Gary Weaving, Founder & CEO of Forgotten Veterans UK says “In 2018 we started work on the Basha Retreat Project, so our donations from Veterans Raffle couldn’t have come at a better time. The Basha Project is a veterans’ residential retreat at Fort Cumberland in Portsmouth and Southsea, this is somewhere for veterans to spend time with others who may be dealing with similar issues; and gain access to mental health support as well as advice on housing, benefits and careers....

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Published on 13 January 2019

Phoenix Heroes hit the streets

Credit where credit is due as Phoenix Heroes CIC go in search for our many homeless veterans who are consistently being discarded and some even totally ignored by our current system. Due to being judged by their cover rather than by their life circumstances, it takes the smaller specialist charitable organisations such as Phoenix Heroes to take the lead and pick up where the largest of our veterans’ charities fall significantly short of the public's expectations of them. We could moan abou...

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Published on 11 December 2018

Veterans Raffle to the Rescue

A donation from Veterans Raffle to replace stolen equipment from one of Walnut Tree Health and Wellbeing’s emergency mental health response cars. Walnut Tree Health and Wellbeing currently have four response vehicles to deal with mental health crises. They provide an invaluable service that’s available to veterans across Norfolk and Suffolk who experience an emergency mental health crisis outside of regular working hours.    Luke at Walnut Tree Health and Wellbeing, explain...

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Published on 6 December 2018

The best veteran charities to donate to

We know that with nearly 1900 registered veterans’ charities it can be confusing to know which veterans lottery to support. Why should you have to put in so much effort to ‘vet the vets’ charities when all you want to do is a good deed? It can be time-consuming and just plain overwhelming, but Veterans Raffle is here to help guide you through the confusion. There are so many to choose from with specialisms in different areas and so many questions that will be whizzing...

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Published on 4 July 2018

Veteran Support

Whether you're a Veteran personally or a family member of a veteran, or your friend or work colleague is, then your support of Veterans Raffle would not only be appreciated by us, but by the very charities we have permitted free us of our fundraising platform and who have devoted their lives to providing the specialist services to those Veterans who are most in need. A few testimonials from our Good Causes: Ian Hayden, Phoenix Heroes “As a non-profit Community Interest Company supporting o...

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