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Five new Armed Forces Champions are named in Worcestershire

Published: Monday, 16th September 2019 Armed Forces Champions outside of County Hall

Armed Forces Champions have been welcomed to the Worcestershire Armed Forces Covenant Partnership today.

Five Councillors from across Worcestershire have been named as Armed Forces Champions, pledging to offer support and promote the needs of veterans in their area.

Armed Forces Champions have been appointed by District Councils across Worcestershire. The champions will work with the Armed Forces Covenant Partnership and will be able to provide a perspective on services like housing that might be accessed by the armed forces community.

Councillor Chris Mitchell, Councillor Nicky Gale, Councillor Richard Morris, Councillor Susie Griffiths and Councillor Martin Allen have all been appointed to work within their organisation to raise awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant.

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, cabinet member with responsibility for communities at Worcestershire County Council said “I am delighted to welcome the new armed forces champions to the partnership.

“The role of armed forces champion provides valuable feedback from our district councils and allows us to get perspectives from across Worcestershire. It also allows us to spread the word of the Armed Forces Covenant across the county.

“I look forward to working with the champions and hearing more about the individual issues facing the district councils.”

The Worcestershire Armed Forces Covenant Partnership is a group made up of charities and organisations that have contact with veterans in Worcestershire.

The Armed Forces Champions will join this group as representatives from the District Councils.

You can find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant in Worcestershire here

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