Five armed forces veterans are putting themselves through a gruelling boxing training regime before taking to the ring to fight for the first time. 

The men, all residents of Veterans Aid's New Belvedere House hostel in East London, are raising money for the charity that has given them help in a time of need. 

Veterans Aid provides a safe place to stay for veterans who may be dealing with issues such as homelessness or addiction. 

The money raised by the fighters will go towards an ongoing refurbishment of the hostel.

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