Kit Malthouse, conservative parliamentary candidate for North West Hants, visited local charity Veterans in Action at their Redenham Park HQ near Andover today.

VIA was founded seven years ago by Bill MacLeod, himself a former Royal Engineer, focussing on helping veterans with post traumatic stress disorder and other physical and mental injuries. They have become well known for their expeditions for veterans across the UK and the world, rebuilding a sense of team dynamic and collective mission with psychological and other benefits.

Kit met Billy and some of his team to discuss the mission of the charity and understand their future plans. Their next expedition sets off from Andover High Street on May 4th at 10am and is called the WALK 4 PTSD. Taking over 4 months the team intend to walk the entire coastline of the UK, starting and finishing in Andover and fundraising along the way.

Kit Malthouse said “VIA have a compelling mission that offers guidance and fulfilment to many veterans suffering from psychological and physical injuries. It was great to meet such a dedicated team doing such valuable work. I wish them the best of luck as they prepare for their next impressive mission.”

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