Breakfast Clubs are completely FREE…. And will always remain free!
There are no fees or subs and NOT here to make money for any organisation/business.
It all started at a Garage when three friends used to meet on a Saturday morning, they used to get together and have a morning butty and banter.
Then one day a Sapper brought a BV206 military-tracked vehicle in for some work doing to it, as he was looking for someone who knew about military vehicles. Once the vehicle was there it generated interest in inmates getting together, lads from an old army unit whilst looking at the tracked vehicle.
Then after that, it started by word of mouth, first to someone in Newcastle who was visiting Hull, then it grew from there.
Since the start of the first Butty & Banter Club, it has grown worldwide, with clubs in multiple countries.
Original Breakfast Club Values
We run the CIC with the "Original Breakfast Club Values" run "By Veterans For Veterans".
The CIC is the umbrella organisation for the Breakfast Clubs with no fees or sub's paid, funds raised will go back into the veteran's community.
All funds are fully accountable and no person has sole access to any funds, we are set up correctly so it takes more than one signature to withdraw any funds. Since the Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club (AFVBC) is run By Veterans For Veterans the costs are small, so more funds can go back to helping veterans.
The CIC is run by veterans and in line with CIC Regulations which includes asset lock rules.
There are no "official" or "unofficial" Breakfast Clubs since they are run autonomously which is one of the fundamental principles. Breakfast Clubs are here to help Veterans gain the help/support they require. (This is contrary to what other people/organizations are stating). If being the only Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club (AFVBC) listed on the Government website for supporting Veterans, recognised by the Armed Forces Covenant, recognised by the Royal British Legion, and more makes an organisation "official" then we are the official Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs (AFVBC).
Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Clubs Welfare Aims.
Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Clubs (AFVBCs) are informal, community-based organisations that provide a supportive and welcoming environment for veterans of the armed forces. These clubs aim to address the welfare needs of veterans through a variety of activities and initiatives. The welfare aims of AFVBCs include:
- Social Connection: AFVBCs seek to alleviate feelings of isolation and provide veterans with a sense of belonging. They offer a social setting where veterans can meet, bond, and share their military experiences, fostering camaraderie and a sense of unity.
- Peer Support: These clubs encourage open and non-judgmental discussions among veterans about their experiences, challenges, and concerns. Peer support is an essential element in helping veterans cope with the unique issues they may face, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the transition to civilian life.
- Mental Health and Well-being: AFVBCs recognise the importance of mental health for veterans and work to create an atmosphere where veterans can discuss mental health issues openly. They may also provide information about mental health resources and encourage veterans to seek professional assistance if needed.
- Assistance with Benefits and Services: Many veterans are entitled to various benefits and services from government agencies and non-profit organizations. AFVBCs often help veterans understand and navigate these systems, ensuring they receive the support they are entitled to, such as healthcare, disability compensation, and educational benefits.
- Information Sharing: These clubs serve as a valuable source of information, sharing updates on resources, events, and opportunities that are relevant to veterans. This may include job fairs, educational programs, legal assistance, and other pertinent information.
- Charitable Activities: Some AFVBCs engage in fundraising and charitable activities to support veterans in need. They may raise funds to assist veterans experiencing financial hardship or donate to local veterans' charities.
- Community Engagement: AFVBCs aim to connect with their local communities and create awareness about veterans' needs and contributions. Engaging with the public helps bridge the gap between veterans and non-veterans and build a supportive network.
- Advocacy: In some cases, AFVBCs may advocate for policy changes or improvements related to veterans' issues. They may work with local, state, or national organisations to raise awareness and address the challenges faced by veterans.
It's important to understand that the specific welfare aims and activities of each Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club can vary based on the club's location, leadership, and the needs and preferences of its members. These clubs play a vital role in providing support and a sense of community to veterans while also contributing to the overall well-being and integration of veterans into civilian life, these clubs are run with the welfare of veterans as their number one priority, making sure veterans are signposted to the right help which meets their requirements and needs.
Social Media Groups
Social Media Groups are run by their members/admins, no person other than those who attend the club should be an admin (unless otherwise asked to be).
Social Media Banners can be anything, it does not have to be the default banner we provide.
How the Social Media Group/Breakfast Club is run, is up to its members/admins. There should be no interference from anyone who does not attend the Breakfast Club.
The CIC is here to advertise and help when and if needed to point veterans to their nearest club or further help when and if required.
Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs Notice
We are in no way associated with the .net website or the organisation that owns it. We have not and will not carry any orders which have been placed with that organisation (Company No. 10251007). Their suppliers have their own reasons for refusing to provide a service to them (Company No. 10251007) and that is and has nothing to do with this organsation (Company No. 11161286).
Having heard from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), they have confirmed that the OFFICIAL, ARMED FORCES VETERANS BREAKFAST CLUBS (AFVBC) Logo was transferred in the correct manner, with the full knowledge of the Director (Company No. 10251007). There was no criminal offense committed during the process of transferring the Logo and the appeal (by the Director, Company No. 10251007) for the Logo rectification has been dismissed. Humberside Police closed the case in August 2019, when they found that there was no evidence or any crime had been committed.
The court case which took place found it was Company No. 10251007 which owed the funds and not the director, and as the aim of our organisation it to help veterans then it would be wrong to take more funds from that organisation Company No. 10251007 when they have already had to pay our organisation (Company No. 11161286) as the IPO ordered them (Company No. 10251007) to do so in a failed attempt to register yet another trademark.
Also, we are not the organisation who had to close their own breakfast club accounts down due to cheques been made payable and no receipts being provided, again this is due to bad management by the other organisation.
What is a CIC?
A Community Interest Company (CIC) is a type of company introduced by the United Kingdom government in 2005 under the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004, designed for social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for the public good.
A community interest company is a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners.
CIC's tackle a wide range of social and environmental issues and operate in all parts of the economy. By using business solutions to achieve public good, it is believed that CIC's have a distinct and valuable role to play in helping create a strong, sustainable, and socially inclusive economy.