East Lancs veterans share experiences with NHS bosses

East Lancs veterans share experiences with NHS bosses

East Lancs veterans share experiences with NHS bosses

First published in News

WAR veterans met with NHS bosses to stress the importance of a Haslingden-based charity.

Darren Horsnall, who served in the Falklands War, and Graham Gilsenan, an ex-firefighter who served in Croatia and spent time in the French Foreign Legion, wanted to highlight the work of Veterans in Communities (VIC).

The pair met board members at East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to share their experiences.

Di van Ruitenbeek, CCG chairman, praised their work.

She said: “Darren and Graham told extremely powerful, individual stories, which outlined their experiences, both in the military and emergency services and also in civilian life, highlighting key issues they have been faced with.”

The charity’s manager, Bob Elliot, said: “We have been fortunate enough to receive funding from the CCG, and the group wanted to see how VIC had made a difference to the lives of veterans.”

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2:25pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Loving lances says...

Another PR story. From the lady who has a PR contract with this charity.
Can't the LT employ journalists anymore?
Another PR story. From the lady who has a PR contract with this charity. Can't the LT employ journalists anymore? Loving lances
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9:44pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Catherine Smyth says...

How petty 'Loving lances' this story actually came from the East Lancashire CCG and not from me.

I would have spelt Darren Horsnell's surname correctly and Bob Elliott's.

It is interesting to see that someone is cyber stalking me.

Can I recommend you get a life and stop hiding behind a pseudonym.
How petty 'Loving lances' this story actually came from the East Lancashire CCG and not from me. I would have spelt Darren Horsnell's surname correctly and Bob Elliott's. It is interesting to see that someone is cyber stalking me. Can I recommend you get a life and stop hiding behind a pseudonym. Catherine Smyth
  • Score: 3

5:15pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Loving lances says...

As a tradesman who has bought small adverts in the local press for more than 25 years, I take an interest in the content that the papers sell to their readers. And it seems that readers are voting with their feet. I can tell that by the decline in response to my advertising which I stopped recently.
The circulation figures tell the story: in 2009-10
the Lancashire Evening Telegraph sold 24,479 copies. The latest figure fir 2013 was 13,280. In other words, the LT sale almost halved in
just four years. The Rossendale Free Press sale in 2007
was 14,624. Now it us down to 9,138. No wonder there us little news since the paper is based in Chadderton.
Why are readers turning away: there is nothing worth reading. There is no point in walking to the paper shop on rainy
mornings and paying 65p or 75p for local papers that reprint
the same press releases about local
charities and local schools. I now spend my advertising budget on flyers and distribute them by hand. Much better results.
As a tradesman who has bought small adverts in the local press for more than 25 years, I take an interest in the content that the papers sell to their readers. And it seems that readers are voting with their feet. I can tell that by the decline in response to my advertising which I stopped recently. The circulation figures tell the story: in 2009-10 the Lancashire Evening Telegraph sold 24,479 copies. The latest figure fir 2013 was 13,280. In other words, the LT sale almost halved in just four years. The Rossendale Free Press sale in 2007 was 14,624. Now it us down to 9,138. No wonder there us little news since the paper is based in Chadderton. Why are readers turning away: there is nothing worth reading. There is no point in walking to the paper shop on rainy mornings and paying 65p or 75p for local papers that reprint the same press releases about local charities and local schools. I now spend my advertising budget on flyers and distribute them by hand. Much better results. Loving lances
  • Score: 0

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