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£1,000 boost for East Lancashire veterans
4:25pm Tuesday 13th August 2013 in News
FORMER soldiers in East Lancashire have been given a £1,000 boost after a county councillor made a donation towards new laptop computers.
An application was made to Burnley Central West member by the Veterans’ Association UK (VAUK) so it could stage a series of community courses at its new video learning centre, in Springfield Road.
And Coun Tony Martin, who has also worked with the charity over attempts to rehome former military personnel, awarded the cash from his community fund.
Chief executive of VAUK Tony Hayes confirmed that 10 laptops would be secured under the deal.
Earlier this year the charity secured a £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund, so it could refurbish its International House premises, which were formerly home to design workshops for Burnley College.
The charity has been involved in discussions with the likes of Land Rover, Vauxhall, Fujitsu and BAE over the video learning centre.
The idea is that the hub would be linked in with the training departments of major employers, allowing ex-service personnel to secure fresh qualifications.
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