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Representing Calvert Trust at Number 10

On 17 July The Prime Minister hosted an Armed Forces Community Reception at No. 10 Downing Street to celebrate the work being done in support of the Armed Forces Covenant.


Tony Potter, CEO of Calvert Trust Exmoor represented The Calvert Trust in his role as project leader for our Armed Forces Covenant (LIBOR) funded project, "Uniting Service Families with Disabilities".


During the reception Tony met the Prime Minster David Cameron, senior government officials and representatives from a wide range of charities and organisations who are all working to support the Armed Forces Community. 


Tony Potter meeting David CameronPrime Minister David Cameron and Tony Potter, CEO of Calvert Trust Exmoor


The Calvert Trust has received LIBOR funding this year to help over 120 armed forces families across all three centres; Exmoor, Kielder and the Lake District. this support is open to Serving, Reserve and Veteran armed forces families with a disabled Service person, partner or child in the family. The Trust expects to be able to help another 120 armed forces families in 2015, thanks to continued MOD funding of our Uniting Service Families with Disabilities project.


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Tony Potter with Anna Soubry, Minister of State for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans and Dr Chris Simpkins, Director General of the Royal British Legion.


Speaking about the reception Tony Potter said “it was a great honour and a privilege to represent The Calvert Trust at the Prime Minister’s Reception and for the Trust’s contribution to the Armed Forces Community to be recognised at the highest level”.  


All three centres have strong links with a wide range of service charities and are passionate about providing the best possible support to the Armed Forces Community.


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