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Andover charity’s cash boost for veterans

Unity Andover minibus drivers wanted

The charity behind the borough’s Coronavirus Helpline is celebrating having received a £70,000 grant to support military veterans.

Unity based at Andover bus station has been awarded the money over a two year period through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.

The money is to run a ‘Veterans as Heritage’ Volunteers project.  

Terry Bishop, Unity Chief Executive said, “We are delighted to have been awarded this grant which enables us to build on the expertise gained from our previous projects working with veterans. 

“The project will harness the skills that veterans have gained through their military service to help people connect with the wonderful historical and natural heritage in our Test Valley community”.

From Sporting Memories, Army Flying Museum to the Hampshire Heritage Trust, the range of potential beneficiary groups is endless and there is no doubt that veterans will have a wealth of opportunities to choose from.

The organisation are seeking military veterans who are looking for something to do in the community once the Covid-19 crisis is over.  Interested people are asked to find more information via their website: www.unityonline.org.uk