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Veterans In Action

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Veterans In Action (VIA) came about in early 2008, as an idea from three ex Royal Engineers, who wanted to raise funds for injured troops both physically and psychologically.

Charity status was granted in January 2009 under the name Veterans International Aid (VIA) which helped veterans by organising expeditions, during which they carry out small tasks, giving aid to locals with the aim being that they would ‘help themselves by helping others’.

After lots of study about the merits of using the Outdoors as a means to help people move forward, a plan was put together to do a series of 8 walks that would be called the Union Flag Walks, that when completed would form the Union Flag over mainland UK.

The name of the charity was changed to Veterans In Action in 2011, and in July 2013, VIA took possession of its first Regional ALIVE Centre which is situated on the Hampshire / Wiltshire border close to Tidworth Garrison and Andover.

VIA will continue to develop the Centre over the coming years, and also aims to introduce a series of projects that will be run from the centre, looking at fresh ideas on how they can help those who suffer.

For more information, please follow the link to visit their website.


Contact Details

Address:
Veterans in Action
The Old Grain Store
Redenham Park
near Andover
Hampshire
Postcode:
SP11 9AQ
Telephone:
01264 771658
Telephone:
Out of Hours: 07889 400830
Email:
info@veteransinaction.org.uk
Website:
www.veteransinaction.org.uk

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Last Updated:
16/10/2018

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