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The Calvert Trust helps armed forces families

The Calvert Trust’s three centres in Exmoor, the Lake District and Kielder are gearing up to help armed forces families from across the UK, following George Osborne’s announcement yesterday that they are one of the twenty four projects to receive funding from the third tranche of the MOD’s Armed Forces Covenant (LIBOR) Fund.

 

Over the next two years the three Calvert Trust centres will assist 240 serving, reserve and veteran armed forces families with a disabled service person, partner or a child in the family.

 

kids from SSAFA at Calvert Trust Exmoor

 

Tony Potter, CEO of Calvert Trust Exmoor and LIBOR project leader for The Calvert Trust; “we feel privileged that our project ‘Uniting Service families with disabilities’ has been selected by the MOD.  The Calvert Trust already has a proven track record cooperating with many Armed Forces Charities; we are relishing the opportunity to help and support as many families as we can through our programme of adventurous activity breaks at our 3 Centres’.

 

The Armed Forces Covenant sets out the relationship between the nation, the state and the armed forces. It recognises that the whole nation has a moral obligation to members of the armed forces and their families and it establishes how they should expect to be treated.

 

SSAFA climbing at Calvert Trust Exmoor 

 

One of the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant is to overcome disadvantage faced by members of the armed forces, especially those injured in service.  The Calvert Trust has over 40 years’ experience in helping people with disabilities to overcome obstacles and discover “it’s what you can do that counts”.

 

If you are a serving, reserve or veteran armed forces family and want to find out more about accessing this support please contact one of the three centres.

Exmoor; 01598 763221, Kielder; 01434 250232 or Lake District: 01768 772255.

 

The Chancellor’s announcement can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/news/libor-fines-fund-a-further-twenty-four-armed-forces-charities-and-good-causes

 

Armed Forces Covenant

 


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