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24 June 2022

Landmark figure is reached as St Michael's signs Armed Forces Covenant

Landmark figure is reached as St Michael’s signs Armed Forces Covenant

St Michael’s Hospice has become the 100th organisation in Herefordshire to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant.

The agreement was made during a ceremony at the Shell Store in Rotherwas, a new business space which was used as an ordnance venue during the Second World War. 

The aim of the Armed Forces Covenant is to ensure members of the Armed Forces receive the same access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen.

As part of the agreement, St Michael’s pledges, among other things, to promote itself as an Armed Forces-friendly organisation, support any employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces, actively participate in Armed Forces Day, and support local cadet units.

“At St Michael’s Hospice, we feel very honoured to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant,” said Armed Forces Veteran Ash Winter, the Hospice’s Events and Community Fundraising Assistant.

“This is a show of support from us to those in the Armed Forces locally. We already have volunteers with a military background, and one of the reasons we love them is because many of their attributes, such as selfless commitment and respect for others shine through.

“We look forward to a successful partnership ahead.”

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