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Veterans’ charity scoops lottery grant following IAAF support

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

A charity supporting army veterans has won the National Lottery People’s Project grant public vote, after a swathe of support from the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).

The Veterans in Action charity based in Andover, Hampshire, was awarded £70,000 by the People’s Project, where the public was invited to vote on the winner from 80 nominees.

Veterans in Action received charity status in 2009 and since then has developed projects to support veterans through its Achieve, Learn, Inspire, Value, Experience (ALIVE) programme. The project provides purpose for army veterans aimed at repairing the deep void often felt reintroducing to civilian life.

Billy MacLeod MBE, from the charity, said:

“I’d like to thank everybody who has voted for us. The support keeps us here and able to provide ongoing support to our veterans, helping us to help them with changing their lives by providing peer support, physical, mental, and social wellbeing as well as a safe place to grow and harness skills. Thank you to every single person that gave us their vote.”

The funding will help Veterans in Action develop their ALIVE Centre and projects situated across the Hampshire and Wiltshire border area near their headquarters.

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