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Launchpad wins Soldiering on Awards 2016

  • AF&V Launchpad wins Working Together category
  • 2016 Soldiering On Awards sponsored by the Forces in Mind Trust
  • Presented by BBC2 Jeremy Vine

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Covenant fund transports Launchpad's veterans

  • Covenant fund awards Launchad £20k
  • Grant for purchase of new minibus for Avondale House
  • New £10m Covenant fund awarded to 174 Armed Forces projects

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Prince Harry visits AF&V Launchpad

  • Prince visits Avondale House on Byker Estate
  • Met with residents and veterans
  • Swapped stories about life in services


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Join the community run by veterans for veterans & those currently serving

  • Heavily discounted property & subsidised accommodation
  • Everyday savings in-store and online
  • Transition, Welfare, training and employment support at our Launchpad Housing Charity

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Donate to Launchpad by text

  • Text "LPAD10 £xx" to 70070
  • where £xx is the sum you would like to give
  • Every penny helps support veterans get back on track

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Avondale House resident: Dean - Former 59 Commando RE

  • End of service due to injury in Afghanistan
  • Living with family locally but recognised it was time for independent living
  • contacted AF&V Launchpad after signposting from SSAFA
  • now registered with Newcastle Futures and RFEA
  • training to be a personal fitness instructor

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What our residents say

Coming here has opened my eyes to a whole new world in terms of what I can do with my life

Instead of getting stressed about life, staff here help me sort things out

They’ve put everything in one place... I’m a lucky man to have this in my life

I’m here to find myself again because I’ve lost myself over the years

I’m rebuilding myself so that I can make things better for my family (estranged) and this place is helping

I want to stay long enough so that I am strong enough not to have to come back

We are very grateful it is a really great place


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