A CHARITY has been given more than £100,000 to help support Army veterans.

The donation from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity will help Finchale, based in Newton Hall, Durham, to continue its work in 2017.

It follows another grant in 2016, which enabled it to support more than 60 people in need of financial support, housing and vocational training.

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Andy Wildish, veterans services team manager, said: “We’re really grateful for The Soldiers’ Charity’s continued support which will enable us to help even more Army veterans on an individual basis to obtain the support, skills and qualifications they need, to gain the employment they want.

“Last year we supported more than 300 veterans, with 158 of those finding paid employment.

“We are continuing to see an increase in the numbers of individuals requiring support across the region and we are delighted that this will go some way to ensuring that each individual receives the support that they need so that they can access the opportunities they deserve.

“Without the support of charities such as ABF The Soldiers’ Charity none of this would be possible“