Andrew Lord, Alabaré CEO, reflects on his childhood memories this Armistice Day.
Today, Alabaré has been selected to be a key partner in Op FORTITUDE, which aims to end homelessness amongst ex-Armed Forces personnel in the UK.
The group from our veterans and young people’s services learned to ride, play polo and participate in an elite tournament, as well as get an insight into the equine world!
At Alabaré, our goal is to help people who are vulnerable or homeless to overcome the challenges they are facing and build new lives for themselves. Here, we explain upcoming changes to our Dorset service.
We welcomed the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Johnny Mercer MP, to Drummond Park in Ludgershall, Wiltshire, to meet with those involved in the veterans’ community project and discuss the huge benefits of collaboration between charity and industry in helping veterans.
We welcomed the Leader of Wiltshire Council, Cllr. Richard Clewer, to see the progress of the Drummond Park site at Ludgershall and meet the Alabaré Self-Builders involved in its construction.
A team of eleven veterans from Alabaré, including eight who have struggled and faced homelessness since leaving the Armed Forces, are returning to Gibraltar, a UK territory where many personnel spent time serving.
The grants that The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and Greenwich Hospital make to Alabaré, mean that naval veterans across England and Wales who have struggled in their civilian lives can receive the help they need to overcome challenges and build new and positive lives for themselves.
We are hugely grateful to Pentillie Castle, and specifically to owners Sammie, Ted, Sarah and Marc, who have a long history of supporting the Armed Forces community, and proved themselves to be fabulous fundraisers.