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Rangers legend Gordon Smith encourages fans to donate to veterans’ charity

A RANGERS legend encourages fans to donate to veterans’ charity during this weekend’s game against Hearts.

Former striker Gordon Smith is supporting the Erskine Veterans charity which will have volunteers at Ibrox this Sunday to raise funds.

Gordon has been chairman of the Rangers Supporters Erskine Appeal (RSEA) since last year.

Glasgow Times: Gordon Smith and Ian Cumming at Ibrox

Glasgow Times: Gordon Smith and Ian Cumming at Ibrox

Gordon Smith and Ian Cumming at Ibrox

He said: “Rangers fans have continued to show incredible generosity to our Armed Forces heroes since Erskine’s conception in 1916.

“I am delighted that the incredible work they are doing for veterans in Scotland is being recognized by this special event at Ibrox on Sunday, and I am honored to support our Erskine veterans in any way I can – now and in the years to come. to come.”

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The funds will help nearly 1,000 former servicemen, women and their families receive support through the charity’s network of four care homes and the Veterans’ Village.

The village is made up of 44 cabins, the Erskine Reid Macewen Activity Centre, five assisted living apartments and 24 transitional housing apartments.

Since it was launched by Rangers fan Tom Clark in 2007, the RSEA fundraiser has already raised over £1million for Erskine.

These funds contributed to a Sporting Memories room, a Reminiscence room, a Namaste room and a Bridge Activities room.

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Fan efforts have also resulted in the purchase of lifting aids and an assisted bath in the Erskine house, as well as renovations to the physiotherapy department, weekly aromatherapy sessions, the garden and the centennial trail, the Playlist for Life music project, weekly therapy session music and a hybrid vehicle.

Wing Commander Ian Cumming MBE, Managing Director of Erskine, said: “Everyone at Erskine is looking forward to Sunday’s game between Rangers and Hearts and we are sure it will be a fantastic spectacle for the fans of both. fields.

“We are hugely grateful to Rangers for allowing us to fundraise on the day and any money raised will give a massive boost to veterans in Scotland.”

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Shadow Defense Secretary visits Burnley veterans charity https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/shadow-defense-secretary-visits-burnley-veterans-charity/ Mon, 31 Jan 2022 12:03:12 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/shadow-defense-secretary-visits-burnley-veterans-charity/ The couple were introduced to the center by Chief Executive and Army veteran Andrew Powell, met the charity’s staff and volunteers and spoke with veterans currently housed and supported by Healthier Heroes . The charity, which opened in 2018, houses and supports ex-servicemen in Burnley and surrounding towns. As part of the visit, Mr. Healey […]]]>

The couple were introduced to the center by Chief Executive and Army veteran Andrew Powell, met the charity’s staff and volunteers and spoke with veterans currently housed and supported by Healthier Heroes .

The charity, which opened in 2018, houses and supports ex-servicemen in Burnley and surrounding towns.

As part of the visit, Mr. Healey and Coun. Anwar heard from veterans supported by the charity about the challenges they faced transitioning to civilian life after leaving the armed forces, such as drug and alcohol issues, involvement in the criminal justice system and the breakdown of relationships.

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Shadow Defense Secretary John Healey MP visited award-winning Burnley veterans charity Healthier Heroes CIC

Mr Healey said: “Labour is deeply proud of our armed forces and our veterans for the work they have done, and continue to do, in defending and protecting the country.

“Most veterans leave the Forces highly skilled and equipped for civilian life, but it is our moral duty to ensure that those who need help receive adequate support. Healthier Heroes is a great model of this support for the rest of the country.

“Labour will also continue to push for the Armed Forces Covenant to be fully incorporated into law so that the interests of the communities of the forces are protected.”

The senior politician went on to explain how Labor led the arguments, backed by charities such as the Royal British Legion, in Parliament on the Armed Forces Bill to ensure central government is accountable for the implementation of the Armed Forces Pact. The Covenant is a pledge by the nation to ensure that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

The new Armed Forces Act 2021 obliges local governments and other local public bodies to “pay due regard” to the Covenant, but exempts the central government from it. Labor backed cross-party amendments to address the issue, but the government forced Tory MPs to reject them, including Burnley MP Antony Higginbotham.

According to census data, over 2.44% (1,359 veterans) of Burnley’s working-age population are veterans. This is a higher proportion of working age veterans than in the North West region.

Healthier Heroes chief executive Andrew Powell said: “The staff and residents of Healthier Heroes were pleased to welcome MP John Healy and Council Leader Afrasiab Anwar to Bancroft House on Friday. The visit went very well as he now appreciates the importance and need for the service that Healthier Heroes provides to veterans and their families across Lancashire.

“Residents spoke about their journey so far and the help and support they have been given, which will help them reintegrate back into their communities knowing they have continued to receive support. closeness from the staff.”

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Erskine veterans charity enlists award-winning accordionist to help launch virtual march https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/erskine-veterans-charity-enlists-award-winning-accordionist-to-help-launch-virtual-march/ Wed, 26 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/erskine-veterans-charity-enlists-award-winning-accordionist-to-help-launch-virtual-march/ A world-renowned musician is helping kick off a veteran charity’s month-long fundraising campaign to help it continue providing care for nearly 1,000 former military men and women. Accordionist Gary Innes hopes to strike a tune and kick off a quick walk with veterans, supporters and their families as he kicks off this year’s Walk for […]]]>

A world-renowned musician is helping kick off a veteran charity’s month-long fundraising campaign to help it continue providing care for nearly 1,000 former military men and women.

Accordionist Gary Innes hopes to strike a tune and kick off a quick walk with veterans, supporters and their families as he kicks off this year’s Walk for Erskine: Virtual Walk.

Scotland’s biggest veterans charity is calling on supporters to get their trainers and boots out and be sponsored for a charity walk throughout March. Money raised will help transform the lives of nearly 1,000 ex-servicemen, women and their families in Erskine’s care.

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Supporters of all ages can set their own goals or join family and friends to raise funds collectively, all in Erskine’s name.

The month-long fundraiser will then culminate with the grand finale, March for Erskine: Live on Saturday, March 26. The course for the 3k event will take place in the heart of the Erskine Veterans Village in Bishopton, Renfrewshire. The local community is encouraged to join in the fundraising month’s celebration with a day of family fun, which will include, among other fun things, a scavenger hunt for the kids as well as food stalls and entertainment.

Young Angus Caulfield begins his training with the dog Copper. Photo by Jamie Williamson.

Mr Innes, 41, came out to kick off the event at The Erskine Home in Bishopton with a little help from families, friends and staff Krystyna Caulfield, 40, Angus Caulfield, 27 months, Erin Ewing , 33, Remi Ewing, 18 months, and spaniel Cooper.

He is also one of the founding members of the award-winning Scottish supergroup Mànran, which has seen him perform all over the world. His association with Erskine dates back to 2015, when he created Scotland’s first collaborative charity folk single with a piece of music he composed titled ‘Our Heroes’. He was later named Erskine Ambassador in 2021.

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Mr Innes said: ‘It’s been a tough few years for everyone, but as some shred of normality seems to be starting to return, it’s fantastic to step onto Erskine’s pitch and kick off this fantastic initiative. It’s great to be joined by some of the staff, families and four-legged friends participating in this year’s Walk for Erskine, and I’m honored to be able to walk alongside them. I’ll even take my accordion out for a walk throughout the month and play music along the way – there are no rules, just take your steps and raise money for this amazing charity.

Garry Innes leads the way for the Erskine Veterans Charity Walk.  Pictured: Jamie Williamson.

Gary Innes leads the way for the Erskine Veterans Charity Walk. Pictured: Jamie Williamson.

Veterans living in Scotland can receive support through the charity’s network of four care homes and the Veterans’ Village – consisting of 44 cottages, Erskine Reid Macewen Activity Centre, five assisted living apartments and 24 transitional accommodation apartments.

Erskine Chief Executive Ian Cumming MBE said: “By participating in our March for Erskine events, our supporters will help provide the high level of care that our veterans so deserve. The March for Erskine is the perfect opportunity to get outside, take a step back and support our nation’s veterans through fitness and fun. We are excited to roll out this fantastic event again.

Just before Christmas, Erskine received a donation of over £4,000 through The Herald’s Readers’ Choice: Cash for Charities initiative. The money will be used to fund crucial tests in their care homes.

The Herald said it was giving charities the chance to take a share of a £125,000 cash giveaway. The charity arm of our parent company, The Gannett Foundation, provided £125,000 in cash to support local charities across the country and we were delighted to have a £20,000 share to give away in Scotland.

Krystyna Caulfield, Angus Caulfield, two, Erin Ewing and Remi Ewing, 18 months, along with Cooper the dog, are ready to help.  Pictured: Jamie Williamson.

Krystyna Caulfield, Angus Caulfield, two, Erin Ewing and Remi Ewing, 18 months, along with Cooper the dog, are ready to help. Pictured: Jamie Williamson.

Gareth Toner, Head of Trusts and Foundations for Erskine, said: “The grant will fund procalcitonin testing (PCT) equipment for elderly and disabled veterans at The Erskine Home, Bishopton and Erskine Park Home. These tests are a crucial part of Erskine’s enhanced care services. Our caregivers use the equipment to take a small blood sample and test for elevated levels of procalcitonin which may indicate a bacterial infection.

“The ability to perform these tests has many benefits for our residents, including earlier detection and treatment of disease, more accurate diagnosis, better compliance with antibiotic treatment and prevention of sepsis. This generous grant from Cash for Charities will fund nine months of PCT testing equipment supplies for our two Bishopton homes.

To register for the live event, visit: https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/MarchforErskineLiveEvent

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Veterans’ charity Erskine teams up with world-renowned musician to launch fundraiser https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/veterans-charity-erskine-teams-up-with-world-renowned-musician-to-launch-fundraiser/ Tue, 25 Jan 2022 11:28:16 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/veterans-charity-erskine-teams-up-with-world-renowned-musician-to-launch-fundraiser/ Award-winning accordionist Gary Innes hopes to strike a tune and kick off a quick step with veterans, supporters and their families by kicking off this year’s walk for Erskine: Virtual Walk. Scotland’s biggest veterans charity is urging supporters to get their trainers and boots out and get sponsored for a charity walk throughout the month […]]]>

Award-winning accordionist Gary Innes hopes to strike a tune and kick off a quick step with veterans, supporters and their families by kicking off this year’s walk for Erskine: Virtual Walk.

Scotland’s biggest veterans charity is urging supporters to get their trainers and boots out and get sponsored for a charity walk throughout the month of March. Money raised will help transform the lives of nearly 1,000 ex-servicemen, women and their families in Erskine’s care.

Supporters of all ages can set their own goals or join family and friends to raise funds collectively, all in Erskine’s name.

The fundraising month will then culminate with the grand finale, March for Erskine: Live on Saturday, March 26.

The 3km event course will run through the heart of the Erskine Veterans Village in Bishopton.

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The local community is encouraged to join in the fundraising month’s celebration with a day of family fun, which will include, among other fun things, a scavenger hunt for the kids as well as food stalls and entertainment.

The multi-talented Gary, 41, came out to kick off the event at The Erskine Home in Bishopton – with a little help from families, friends and staff Krystyna Caulfield, 40, Angus Caulfield, two , Erin Ewing, 33, Remi Ewing, 18 months, and spaniel Cooper.



Gary plays a song for Angus at the Bishopton house

Gary is also one of the founding members of the award-winning Scottish supergroup Mànran, which has seen him perform all over the world. His association with Erskine dates back to 2015, when he created Scotland’s first collaborative charity folk single with a piece of music he composed titled ‘Our Heroes’.

He was later named Erskine Ambassador in 2021.

Gary said: “It’s been a tough few years for everyone, but as some shred of normalcy seems to be starting to return, it’s fantastic to step onto Erskine’s pitch and kick off this fantastic initiative.

“It’s great to be joined by some of the staff, families and four-legged friends who are taking part in this year’s Walk for Erskine, and I’m honored to be able to walk alongside them. I’ll even be taking out my accordion for a ride throughout the month and playing music along the way – there are no rules, just take your steps and raise money for this amazing charity.

Veterans living in Scotland can receive support through the charity’s network of four care homes and the Veterans’ Village – consisting of 44 cottages, the Erskine Reid Macewen Activity Centre, five flats with assistance and 24 transitional accommodation apartments.

Erskine Chief Executive Ian Cumming MBE added: “By participating in our March for Erskine events, our supporters will help provide the high level of care that our veterans so deserve. The March for Erskine is the perfect opportunity to get outside, take a step back and support our nation’s veterans through fitness and fun. We are excited to roll out this fantastic event again.

To register for the live event, visit: https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/MarchforErskineLiveEvent

And to register for the virtual event, visit: https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/MarchforErskineVirtualEvent

Fundraisers are encouraged to set a target of £100 per person/group.

Each registrant will receive an Erskine t-shirt and their own participation medal to recognize their efforts.

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Veterans charity appoints ex-Babcock international manager as new chairman https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/veterans-charity-appoints-ex-babcock-international-manager-as-new-chairman/ Fri, 03 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/veterans-charity-appoints-ex-babcock-international-manager-as-new-chairman/ ERSKINE, the Scottish veterans’ charity, has announced the appointment of Stuart Aitkenhead as chairman. Stuart succeeded Robin Crawford in the role after his five-year tenure at the helm. Stuart, 60, has over 30 years of experience managing facilities and operations across a wide range of industry sectors. He is a Chartered Engineer by profession and […]]]>

ERSKINE, the Scottish veterans’ charity, has announced the appointment of Stuart Aitkenhead as chairman.

Stuart succeeded Robin Crawford in the role after his five-year tenure at the helm.

Stuart, 60, has over 30 years of experience managing facilities and operations across a wide range of industry sectors. He is a Chartered Engineer by profession and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. More recently Stuart spent over a decade with Babcock International based at HM Naval Base (Clyde) Faslane where he helped support the Royal Navy.

Originally appointed as a trustee of Erskine’s board in 2012, Stuart’s extensive experience in facilities management has been key to the charity’s development over the past nine years. He then became Vice Chairman of the Board in 2017.

The army is close to his heart, his father having served in the Second World War and his grandfather a veteran of the First World War.

stuart said:

“It is a great privilege to succeed Robin Crawford as Chairman of this outstanding charity. I have witnessed the fantastic work done by all staff members and I am honored to have been appointed to this new position.

“This is a time of significant change and challenge in the welfare and charity sectors. I look forward to working in partnership with the Board, CEO Ian Cumming and all staff and volunteers to meet these challenges as we work together to shape the future of Erskine.

Erskine Managing Director, Wing Commander Ian Cumming MBE said:

“As we bid farewell to our excellent past chairman, Robin Crawford, I am delighted to see Stuart Aitkenhead take the reins. Stuart brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the Board and he will no doubt seize the opportunity to apply his own perspectives to all aspects of what we do.

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Hook Army officer to raise money for veterans charity https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/hook-army-officer-to-raise-money-for-veterans-charity/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/hook-army-officer-to-raise-money-for-veterans-charity/ An ARMY officer who grew up in Hook prepares to take on 12 Herculean challenges in 12 months of 2022 to raise money for a veterans’ charity. Jennifer Price, 31, who now lives between Hampshire and London due to her work in the army, is raising money for the Veterans Foundation. They include climbing Aconcagua, […]]]>

An ARMY officer who grew up in Hook prepares to take on 12 Herculean challenges in 12 months of 2022 to raise money for a veterans’ charity.

Jennifer Price, 31, who now lives between Hampshire and London due to her work in the army, is raising money for the Veterans Foundation.

They include climbing Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and competing in skiing, canoeing, marathons and an ultra-marathon (250 km) around the world .

The first challenge takes place on January 16 when she participates in the Pustertaler Ski Marathon in Italy.

Jenny, who spent the first 25 years of her life in Hook, is an officer in the British Army.

She will leave the army next summer and has therefore decided to contribute to a great cause by leaving.

“I think it’s going to be harder than I think right now,” Jenny said.

“I’ve tried skiing, canoeing, running and mountaineering, but I’ve never taken on those specific challenges before. I have never run a marathon before. But I’ve been in the military for 10 years, so I’ve done a lot of physical activity.

“I wonder if I underestimate [the challenges] a little, but I’m really excited. But more importantly, the purpose is to raise funds for the Veterans Foundation.

Jennifer Price

Jenny also explained why she takes on these challenges.

She wrote on her blog, “Do I want to do this because I’m really into adventure and challenge and want to inspire others?

“Do I want to do this to raise money for a good cause?

“Or do I want to do this because I want to change and develop my identity by doing something with a wow factor? Is it my ego or my sense of doing something meaningful that is the driving force? A dichotomy between selfish and authentic.

Basingstoke Gazette: Jennifer PriceJennifer Price

“I’m afraid of being seen as a signal of virtue or not being authentic in my approach to this. I know how many cynics consider some fundraisers to be just the adventures of the middle class, dignified by joining a charity.

“I don’t want that to be the perception people have of this event, but I also have to be honest with myself about my reasons. By questioning this and talking with friends, I realized that these are all the reasons I mentioned above, and they are equal to each other.

“I want to do something meaningful at a time in my life when I have plenty of time and freedom to do it. It would be so easy for me to pick some of these challenges and complete them at my own pace, at my own pace and without the need for sponsors or fundraising effort. But it wouldn’t be worth it; what would I give back or achieve? »

Basingstoke Gazette: Jennifer PriceJennifer Price

Jenny has the full support of the Veterans Foundation, which raises money for several military charities ranging from mental health to family support services and injury charities.

Some of Jenny’s challenges will be part of an organized event and others will be auto-generated.

Details of the challenges and funds raised will be regularly updated via his blog.

Jenny, who went to school in Odiham, is a former member of the Basingstoke Ladies hockey team and an avid Basingstoke Town FC fan.

If you would like to contribute to Jenny’s challenges and help the Veterans Foundation, visit her blog at www.jennevolve.co.uk.

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British Curry Day at Atherstone will raise money for veterans’ charity https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/british-curry-day-at-atherstone-will-raise-money-for-veterans-charity/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/british-curry-day-at-atherstone-will-raise-money-for-veterans-charity/ Pic: Maya Bar and Restaurant is raising funds for veterans Submitted by Angela Belassie A restaurant in Atherstone is raising money for a veterans’ charity by commemorating the ancestors who introduced the British to a taste of India. British Curry Day was launched to mark those who came to Britain from the 1960s, opening restaurants […]]]>

Pic: Maya Bar and Restaurant is raising funds for veterans

Submitted by Angela Belassie

A restaurant in Atherstone is raising money for a veterans’ charity by commemorating the ancestors who introduced the British to a taste of India.

British Curry Day was launched to mark those who came to Britain from the 1960s, opening restaurants and takeaways, and to show support for the industry today.

Maya Bar and Restaurant on Sheepy Road in Atherstone, North Warwickshire, has announced it will donate £1 to the Veterans Contact Point (VCP), appointed by North Warwickshire MP Craig Tracey, for each Tikka Masala sold in December.

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Kamal Miah, who runs Maya Restaurant and is the third generation in the industry, said: “We want to celebrate our ancestors who had the resilience to build what is now a billion pound industry.

“Many families have benefited from the profession – either working in industry or having the opportunity to pursue other vocations – be it medicine, engineering or law – as a result.

“I believe in helping those in need and it really is a team effort.”

Kamal, 47, who came to the UK from Bangladesh aged six, grew up in Lozells and ran his first restaurant aged 19.

The former St Francis pupil quickly learned English and adapted to a new way of life. His father worked two jobs – in a factory and in a restaurant, his grandfather opened a restaurant in Sparkhill, and his older brother and uncle were also in the industry.

Kamal, a father of six, who started helping in the kitchen at the age of 14, said: “Restaurant life is in my blood. I knew I would work in the trade – unless I became a famous footballer.

Kamal, whose maternal grandfather was in the British Navy (HMS Cambridge), said he grew up with the “best of both worlds” combining the two cultures.

He added: “I believe people of my generation have created variations on the traditional curry and added a modern twist to it.”

But the industry has faced its share of challenges, especially in the wake of the pandemic.

Kamal, who set up a takeaway in Nuneaton during the pandemic, also struggled to recruit staff due to work permit issues.

He said: “It has been a difficult time – from dealing with lockdowns, cancellations due to Covid, difficulties getting supplies and staffing issues.

“But we have very favorable customers. We are always open. We are still negotiating. We are still healthy. We are grateful.

British Curry Day coincides with 50 years of independence in Bangladesh and is a national holiday in the country on December 16.

And the event will raise funds for the Atherstone and Dordon Veterans Point of Contact (VCP), chosen by Mr Tracey.

The centers are run by military veterans for veterans who live in the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire (CSW) area.

Mr Tracey said he was delighted to support British Curry Day and VCP with Maya, who were also part of the Food4NHS project – delivering meals to frontline workers.

He said: “British curry is full of cultural integration and the heritage built up over the past decades has helped to make it the nation’s favorite dish.

“It has been fascinating to learn more about Bangladeshi heritage and both the history of their curry pioneers, as well as the importance placed on caring for their community, which is reflected very well in their generosity in supporting the VCP.

“I would also like to convey my congratulations to the Bangladeshi community on this 50th year of independence.”

Kamal, who received a community support award from Warwickshire High Sheriff and Deputy Lieutenant Joe Greenwell, said: “It has been a difficult time for many people. I have lost friends to Covid and I know many have struggled.

Tam Webster, peer support manager at the Armed Forces charity’s Veterans Contact Point, said: ‘We are delighted that British Curry Day, which marks the nation’s favorite dish and links to independence of Bangladesh, support our charity. This will help us continue to develop our services to veterans.

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Local Veterans Charity Receives Money Raised By Scammers https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/local-veterans-charity-receives-money-raised-by-scammers/ Tue, 09 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/local-veterans-charity-receives-money-raised-by-scammers/ TAMPA, Fla. — Elmer Dinglasan is doing pretty well with two prosthetic legs these days, but it’s been a tough road. The Navy veteran was seriously injured in 2006 while serving in Iraq. He said Semper Fi and the charity American’s Fund for Veterans Affairs helped his recovery in many ways. “They were there when […]]]>

TAMPA, Fla. — Elmer Dinglasan is doing pretty well with two prosthetic legs these days, but it’s been a tough road.

The Navy veteran was seriously injured in 2006 while serving in Iraq.

He said Semper Fi and the charity American’s Fund for Veterans Affairs helped his recovery in many ways.

“They were there when I was injured. When I opened my eyes and to this day I still remember them,” Dinglasan said.

On Tuesday, this charity received $125,000 from the Florida Attorney General’s office.

That’s just a small portion of the money authorities said was collected by a fake Palm Harbor-based veterans’ charity.

The attorney general’s office said a nationwide investigation found Associated Community Services had made millions soliciting money for veterans’ causes, including the homeless and cancer patients.

They said the organization made almost a billion robocalls to get the money and then kept almost all of it.

“There are a lot of bad people there. Unfortunately, they exist. Especially taking money from the elderly in Florida. A lot of them,” Dinglasan said.

Authorities recovered some of the money through civil penalties.

But Attorney General Ashley Moody has said nothing about possible criminal charges against those involved. She said be careful who you donate to.

“Go to charity navigator.org or the Better Business Bureau and Give.org. Look to see if there have been any complaints against organizations,” Moody said.

Meanwhile, Elmer gives back to those who have helped him, working with other injured veterans at the James A. Haley Hospital for Veterans.

He said anyone who steals what was intended for injured veterans should be jailed.

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Commemoration 2021: Veterans’ charity reflects service over decades https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/commemoration-2021-veterans-charity-reflects-service-over-decades/ Wed, 03 Nov 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/commemoration-2021-veterans-charity-reflects-service-over-decades/ The unwavering dedication and service of the armed forces over the decades is remembered by Royal Star & Garter, ahead of Armistice Day. Founded to care for World War I veterans, the charity provides award-winning care to men and women who served actively from World War II through the war in Iraq. The Royal Star […]]]>

The unwavering dedication and service of the armed forces over the decades is remembered by Royal Star & Garter, ahead of Armistice Day.

Founded to care for World War I veterans, the charity provides award-winning care to men and women who served actively from World War II through the war in Iraq.

The Royal Star & Garter’s Remembrance, Conflict Never Stops campaign highlights the invaluable role played by our armed forces, beginning with Florence Mahoney, who served in the Second World War as a driver in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF ).

Florence Mahony

It examines the daring missions carried out in the 1950s and 1960s by RAF low-level reconnaissance pilot Peter Lewis, which earned him the affectionate nickname “Prussian Pete”, and the naval veteran’s humanitarian work, Jim Pitt, who helped rebuild communities in the Caribbean. devastated by tropical storms. Lily Fair joined the Women’s RAF in the 1950s because she “wanted to see the world” and worked as a telephone operator in Singapore.

Commemoration 2021: Veterans' charity reflects service over decades
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It also focuses on more modern campaign veterans, like Brian Bucknall who served in the military for 36 years. He was stationed in Germany and then Northern Ireland during the Troubles.

Commemoration 2021: Veterans' charity reflects service over decades
Brian Bucknall

Finally, the Conflict Never Stops campaign focuses on Stephen Vause, 34, who suffered brain damage from a mortar bombing while serving in Iraq in 2007.

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Air Vice Marshal Maria Byford, who has served in the RAF since 1991 and is Governor of Royal Star & Garter, said:

“As we move away from the last World War, we now support residents who have been engaged in more modern conflicts. This has seen them continue to put their lives on the line for the safety of others. They have helped bring peace to the world and have been involved in the crucial work of supporting the recovery and reconstruction of war-torn countries and those affected by natural disasters. Every Royal Star & Garter veteran and resident we care for is part of this country’s military family, and we are proud to care for them and share their stories.

Royal Star & Garter provides loving and compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia at homes in Solihull, Surbiton and High Wycombe.

Armistice Day is Thursday November 11 – the date the ceasefire was signed in 1918 that marked the end of the First World War – while this year Remembrance Sunday falls on November 14 November.

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Ex-employees of Ocean County veterans charity charged with theft https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/ex-employees-of-ocean-county-veterans-charity-charged-with-theft/ Thu, 28 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/ex-employees-of-ocean-county-veterans-charity-charged-with-theft/ A former director of an Ocean County veterans charity and two former employees were charged Thursday with larceny after they collectively stole more than $30,000 from the group, Ocean County District Attorney Bradley said. D. Billhimer, in a press release. The trio, who worked for Vetwork, a Lacey-based nonprofit that helps ex-servicemen find jobs and […]]]>

A former director of an Ocean County veterans charity and two former employees were charged Thursday with larceny after they collectively stole more than $30,000 from the group, Ocean County District Attorney Bradley said. D. Billhimer, in a press release.

The trio, who worked for Vetwork, a Lacey-based nonprofit that helps ex-servicemen find jobs and stable housing, all took payments beyond their approved salaries over a four-month period between February 2018 and June 2019, according to Billhimer.

Jesse Violante, 33, of Tuckerton, former director of Vetwork, Mary Anne Dileo, 67, of Stafford and former group office manager, and Gary Mclain, 33, of Little Egg Harbor and former community outreach manager, have all been charged. Thursday on one count of theft by unlawful taking, the statement said.

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