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Big breakfast bonanza for Veterans and the Armed Forces

2 February 2019

Over 60 current and former members of the Armed Forces have enjoyed a breakfast bonanza aiding their network of fellow military personnel and offered further key information to support their civilian lives.

The dozens of veterans attended the Nottinghamshire Veteran’s Big Breakfast yesterday (February 2) co-ordinated by Dave Thomas, Chairman of the West Bridgford Royal British Legion branch.

It saw the former personnel and some of their carers and families served a tasty free breakfast at the Larwood and Voce in West Bridgford, whilst making connections and exploring the support frameworks in place for those with a military background.

Funded by East Midlands Veteran’s Advisory and Pension Committee and the Armed Forces Covenant support to Rushcliffe Borough Council, veterans greeted each other at the welcoming event.  

Deputy Leader of the Council and Covenant Champion Councillor Debbie Mason said:

“It was fabulous to be here and meet such a range of former and current personnel and their families and also to see so many networking and sharing stories with their fellow members.

“This initiative enables those now in a civilian background to get the right information and for the covenant and military community to look at further ways we can assist hard-to-reach veterans and families with what they need.”

An Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club also meets at the Poppy & Pint in Lady Bay in West Bridgford, at 9.30am on the last Saturday of every month. All past and present members of the Armed Forces and their families are welcome to join.

In November 2018, Rushcliffe, Charnwood and Melton Borough Councils were accredited with a silver award from the Armed Forces Covenant Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme acknowledging their awareness of the variety of transferable skills reservists, veterans and current personnel can bring to the civilian workplace.

Check out the Facebook page ‘CMR Armed Forces Covenant Outreach for Charnwood, Melton & Rushcliffe’ for more information and updates on any support available.