Kairos congratulates Veterans Aid on being one of the partner charities to benefit from the London Evening Standard’s 2014 Christmas campaign. In the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War, the campaign is taking up the cause of Britain’s homeless veterans and what the paper’s owner, Evgeny Lebedev, describes as “the myriad forms of modern-day homelessness”. It will, he says, “include those stuck in hostels and who need addiction services and training programmes to help them once again lead an independent life. It will help those whose lives are on the brink of unravelling.” For the first time, the Christmas appeal will run across all the group’s print and digital news titles.
The campaign has the support of all three party leaders and, in his autumn statement last week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a £3m grant to extend VA’s New Belvedere House facility in east London.
Kairos has worked with VA since 2008 and is proud to have been able to help the 90-plus veterans referred to us.
For more information: veterans-aid.net