Veterans’ club will re-brand to ‘better connect’

An Eastbourne-based veterans club hope that re-branding will enable them to better connect with the people who need them the most.

Military Roots will today (Friday) officially be known as UK Veterans, two years after the charity was founded.

It was set up to ensure veterans of the armed forces and their families are given support once they have left the military.

Co-founder Ben Meade, a former soldier himself , felt there was little support for younger people leaving the services and set up Military Roots to give like-minded people a chance to socialise and reduce isolation among ex-service personnel.

They have reached out to more than 2,000 veterans throughout the UK since being formed and Mr Meade is keen for the good work to continue, having enjoyed a ‘humbling’ first two years at the helm. “The new name will help us identify even better within the veterans community, not just in Eastbourne but nation wide,” he said.

“It’s been a huge success thanks to the veterans that have joined us over the past two years.

“Without their support we wouldn’t have grown in size and the amazing support we receive from the veterans community today.

“I hope the next two years see more veterans receive the correct advice from us.

“The demand for veterans needing support is growing daily and our work has not been an easy task.

“But regardless of time of day or night we a re always ready and prepared to help any veteran by guiding them to the correct support.”

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