Taunton School supports homeless veterans project


Taunton School

(September 2017)

Taunton School is supporting a project that will see the creation of a homeless hostel for former service personnel in Taunton. The project, which is being driven by Taunton Association for the Homeless (TAH), identified that one in ten homeless people are veterans who would benefit from purpose built accommodation. TAH is working to transform a former pub into a home for veterans. Taunton School has donated £250 to the project and has pledged to help with the redecoration of the building, with Taunton School pupils lending a hand. Stephen Pugh, who recently retired as Taunton School’s Combined Cadet Force Contingent Commander, says it is important to support the project: ‘It is tragic that some former service personnel do not get the care they deserve after leaving the military. This project will see specialist accommodation for veterans who need a safe place to live and Taunton School is proud to support the project.’

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