New help for ex-ser­vice per­son­nel

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Royal Recognition -

There’s a new or­gan­i­sa­tion in town with the aim of sup­port­ing ex-ser­vice­men and women and their fam­i­lies.

Peo­ple are fa­mil­iar with the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion and Help For He­roes, but the Veter­ans As­so­ci­a­tion UK, which has been es­tab­lished in the north of the coun­try since 2012, is only just mov­ing into the South East.

Bob Brown is the chair­man of the Kent branch.

He joined the Royal Artillery aged 16 and served for 16 years.

Mr Brown, 57, said: “At the mo­ment I am work­ing from home, but we are look­ing to open an of­fice in the area.

“We are a holis­tic or­gan­i­sa­tion run prin­ci­pally by veter­ans for veter­ans, but mem­ber­ship and vol­un­tary help from civil­ians is of course wel­come.”

The char­ity aims to help with hous­ing, men­tal health and so­cial wel­fare, which could in­clude home mod­i­fi­ca­tions.

Mr Brown would love to hear from any­one able to of­fer suit­able premises or who can of­fer other sup­port.

He can be con­tacted week­days, be­tween 9.30am and 2.30pm, by call­ing 07488 235157.

Al­ter­na­tively, email bob. brown.vauk@gmail.com.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit vet­er­ansas­so­ci­a­tionuk.com

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