This year marked the tenth anniversary of the ‘Millies’, where the public honours and celebrates the hard work of the UK Armed Forces.
Veterans With Dogs were nominated in the category of Support to the Armed Forces.
The annual award ceremony, affectionately known as the Milles and hosted by The Sun newspaper, marked its tenth year of highlighting the heroism and sacrifice of our Armed Forces during conflict and peace, from those who ran towards danger in the London and Manchester terror attacks, to divers who spend their days destroying bombs to those who inspire or innovate or go to the aid of others overseas.
So you might understand just how proud we were to be invited as a nominated organisation to attend these awards, and to meet such inspirational people as those in each of the categories.
When we were announced as winners in our group we were quite simply stunned. We were in shock as we took to the stage to be awarded a Millie for our efforts to help those who have paid their price during service to our country.
We can’t tell you how much this means to everyone of us at VWD. It means everything. All the hard work that each person puts into working with and supporting the charity is now recognised by this award. Our Veterans, staff and volunteers, trainers and puppy socialisers, fundraisers and supporters are all vital parts of what makes VWD so special.
So from us to you all, one big massive thank you.
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