Churchill’s legacy helps Stoll raise vital funds for Veterans
Stoll, the leading provider of support and housing for the Veterans’ community, held its inaugural Stoll Lecture on one of the greatest leaders of the 20th Century: Churchill. Sir Winston’s grandson, The Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Soames MP, gave the lecture earlier this month at the Churchill War Rooms, from where Sir Winston led the Allied Forces to victory.
Sir Nicholas Soames said: “I was honoured to give the Stoll lecture on behalf of Churchill in such inspirational headquarters. There is no charity or organisation that Churchill would have wanted to support more than Stoll. It is a truly remarkable charity that does irreplaceable and vital work and deserves generous support.”
Veteran Hamish, who attended the event, thoroughly enjoyed his evening: “For me, Stoll has really helped me to feel part of a caring community. There are people here who care, who understand and are willing to help and provide unconditional support. It’s fantastic to see so much support for the Veterans community from this event.”
Ed Tytherleigh, Chief Executive at Stoll, said: “We’re delighted to have hosted our first ever lecture with the kind support of Sir Nicholas Soames. All proceeds from this event will go towards supporting our work; continuing to help vulnerable and disabled Veterans to lead fulfilling and independent lives. Having a home provides much-needed stability for people and I‘m also delighted that our work is enabling people to move on in life – with new skills, training and paid work.”
The Stoll Lecture was generously supported by our corporate partner Annington. “Having somewhere to call home is a fundamental need for us all but for some individuals leaving the military, homelessness can become a sad reality. Stoll’s excellent work in rehousing Veterans has offered a lifeline for many over the years, helping them turn their lives around and find a life beyond the military,” says Helen Liddell, Chairman of Annington.