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Armed Forces Day: Shropshire Council support county’s military community

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Shropshire Council is celebrating Armed Forces Day with a series of online content and Covenant signings to show its’ continued support to the county’s military community.

An image of Shropshire Council's interim acting chief executives standing 2m apart holding the Armed Forces Day flag.

The council is proud to support Shropshire’s Armed Forces community.

Since pledging its’ support to the Armed Forces Covenant in 2012, we have worked with businesses across Shropshire to support military personnel, past and present.  This is done through signing the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant and making bespoke pledges and offers of support.

Officers at Shropshire Council have also developed strong links with Service Charities and military units to support the delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant in Shropshire. A key element of this is support to forces personnel during their transition from military to civilian life, which can be a very challenging time.

Through an ongoing outreach project, we have ran a series of events and activities to highlight what the Armed Forces do for Shropshire. This includes the COVID-19 test centres our military are currently running to help protect people and reduce the spread of the virus.

Sean McCarthy, Armed Forces Covenant Lead at Shropshire Council, said:

“We’re extremely proud to support Shropshire’s Armed Forces community and it is important that we continue to build on the great work we have done to date in partnership with our military partners and local businesses and charities

“Armed Forces Day offers us a great opportunity to thank and celebrate our Armed Forces who give so much to Shropshire and the whole of the UK.”

Businesses commit to the Armed Forces Covenant

On Thursday 25 June 2020, two Shropshire based businesses will be signing the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant (AFCC).

Home Instead Senior Care, Dulson Training, Climbing Out, Ball Sports Ltd. and Shawbury Parish Council will be pledging their support to Shropshire’s Armed Forces community at a virtual Covenant signing ceremony using Microsoft Teams.

To date, over 50 Shropshire businesses have signed the AFCC as we continue to broaden the available support to our military community in partnership with the county’s business sector.

For more information about the AFCC, visit the Shropshire Council website.

Help us shape the support for Shropshire’s Armed Forces community

Are you over 16, live in Shropshire (incl. Telford & Wrekin) and do you have a connection to the British Armed Forces (regular, reservists, veterans and family members)?

If the answer is ‘yes’ to all three, we would love for you to take part in a short survey to help us shape how the Armed Forces Covenant will be delivered in the future.

You can take part in the survey by visiting the Shropshire Council website.

The survey has been developed as part of our shared commitment to support the UK’s national Armed Forces Covenant.