THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE TO ATTEND THE CITY VETERANS’ NETWORK GALA DINNER IN AID OF THE DEFENCE AND NATIONAL REHABILITATION CENTRE
Imperial War Museum, London
Thursday 9th November, 2017
The Duke of Cambridge, Patron of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) campaign, will attend the City Veterans’ Network’s third Annual Dinner. At the event, which is taking place at the Imperial War Museum, 300 guests will join members of the Armed Forces and City seniors, in support of the creation of the DNRC, and to recognise the role of Veterans in the City.
The DNRC is a new facility that is being funded by charitable donations, both large and small, with a target of £300m to build the the new Defence establishment, which will be a 21st century successor to Headley Court. It aims to be one of the world’s best clinical rehabilitation centres for the seriously wounded members of the Armed Forces. Work began at the Stanford Hall Estate in the Midlands in 2015, marking the start of a three year programme of building work leading to handover to the Ministry of Defence in 2018. At this point the new buildings will become the operational site for the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre when it relocates from its current home at Headley Court in Surrey.
The City Veterans’ Network was formed in 2014 as an umbrella group to bring together the veterans networks that exist within firms across the City and Financial Services in the UK. It aims to share best practice on employment of ex-servicemen and women as well as reservists in the City, act as a point of contact for the Ministry of Defence in the City and also to raise funds for service charities.
The Duke of Cambridge will meet key guests of the of the CVN and DNRC before attending the dinner, where he will give a short speech.
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