Alabaré Receives Overseas Support For Veterans
From left to right - Alabaré Ambassador Brigadier Christopher Lunn, Mike Wagstaff RN Command Chaplin of Gibraltar, Andrew Lord CEO of Alabaré, Alabaré Ambassador Commodore Jamie Miller RN, Alabaré Ambassador Commodore Richard Lord RN.
Andrew Lord CEO received a cheque for £1,500 from Rev Mike Wagstaff RN in a packed Kings Chapel, Gibraltar. In the presence of His Excellency, the Governor of Gibraltar, Lt Gen Edward Davis CB, CBE, KStJ and Commander British Forces Commodore Michael Walliker OBE RN. In addition to the regular congregation, as the service coincided with the WRNS 100th Anniversary event in Gibraltar, there were many retired WRNS in King's Chapel together with servicewomen currently in Gibraltar.
In presenting the cheque to our Homes for Veterans, Rev Wagstaff said;
"Here at King's Chapel we work to serve not just the defence community here on the Rock, but the whole community wherever it might be and including anyone who at any time has served their country in the Armed Forces. And those marginalised members of that community - those who need housing or other support - deserve our special support. It is with great pleasure and pride in what they do that we have been able to help Alabaré in a small way."
In reply, Andrew Lord outlined the work that Alabaré did in support for Veterans and recounted the experiences of one who was most grateful for the care and backing he had received. Andrew thanked the King's Chapel’s congregation most warmly for their support and said the charity would use the donation to good effect.
Also present in the congregation were Alabaré’s Ambassadors Commodore Jamie Miller CBE RN, Commodore Richard Lord CBE RN and Brigadier Christopher Lunn.
Rev Mike Wagstaff presenting the cheque to Andrew Lord CEO at Alabaré