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Local veterans charity up for Charity Film Award


Local charity, Veterans in Action, is in the running for a national award in recognition of an inspiring film designed to recruit more supporters.

Supporters of the Veterans in Action charity, have been urged to support the organisation and vote for the film at the Charity Film Awards website.

The Charity Film Awards champions effective story-telling and digital engagement among not-for-profits in the UK.

Since its launch in 2017 over 1000 charity films have entered and over ¼ million members of the public have voted. The awards have driven significantly increased video views, positive PR, social media engagement and donations for the participating charities. Last year’s winners include: Child Bereavement UK, NSPCC/Childline, RSPCA, Cats Protection and Breast Cancer Care.

More than 400 charities are taking part this year.

VIA take a non-therapy approach to helping veterans and their families using the outdoors, challenging events, expeditions and centre based projects to help rebuild confidence, self-esteem and self-belief.

Simon Burton, founder of the Charity Film Awards, commented:

“All the charities that have entered deserve to be congratulated, but they need more than thanks, they need votes!

“It’s simple for the public to vote for their favourite charity film at and many voters also go onto donate. Nearly 10% of those who voted last year also made a donation.”

The Awards are free to enter for charities. The current public vote phase will determine the final shortlist, which will then be judged by a panel of experts. The winners will be announced at a gala event at a prestigious venue in London in Spring 2020.

For more information, or to vote for  a charity’s video, visit

Veterans In Action (VIA) is a charity that helps veterans who suffer from the effects of war or who find it hard to adjust to civilian life.

VIA use a unique program called the ALIVE Program that has three distinct stages that puts the onus on the individual to make the changes in order for them to move forward.

To find out more about what VIA do and the ALIVE Program follow the link to their website

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