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Veterans volunteer recognised by Shrewsbury Mayor

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Veterans volunteer Sandy Beattie has been recognised by the Mayor of Shrewsbury for his work with Shropshire Council’s Armed Forces Covenant Outreach project.

Sandy Beattie, 52, relocated to Shrewsbury after being medically discharged from the Army and, unable to work because of his injuries, he was keen to volunteer with the outreach project and his dedication has been recognised with a Shrewsbury Town Council Mayor’s Award.

Sandy Beattie winning a Shrewsbury Town Council Mayor's Award

Sandy Beattie winning a Shrewsbury Town Council Mayor’s Award

Kirstie Hurst-Knight, Shropshire Council’s Armed Forces champion, said:-

“Sandy is relatable because of his own journey and experiences.

“His passion and enthusiasm for supporting fellow veterans, spouses and family members is second to none, and he is always willing to go the extra mile. This is a thoroughly deserved award.

“Anyone walking into the outreaches run by the Shropshire Council team will immediately see a camaraderie amongst the volunteers and veterans that is enjoyed by so many.

“The number of people attending is growing in all locations, and quite often the team finds itself dealing with some complex conversations. They all show great professionalism navigating these cases into a confidential area to continue the conversations and offer invaluable guidance and support.”

Shropshire Council’s Armed Forces Outreach programme provides wraparound support for the veteran/ military community in Shropshire and beyond. The team provides information, advice and guidance, working with a number of the service charities to ensure that military personnel, veterans and their families are offered the help and support they deserve.