Welcome to the AFVBC News & Announements, this page shows all news associated to the Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs including any news which will have any effect on the clubs and the ruuning of the clubs
Today the nation will celebrate Armed Forces Day and reflect on the work of the UK Armed Forces and wider Armed Forces community. As we can’t celebrate in person, this year’s events will be marked virtually.
A £20,000 grant for Littlehampton Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club means support put in place during the coronavirus outbreak can continue for at least six months. The donation from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Veterans Should Not Be Forgotten scheme has helped the club set up Littlehampton Isolated Veterans Support Project, known as LIVeS.
Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West has been a lifetime supporter of veterans and those who fought for our country. He has spoken in Parliament calling for commemorations to mark Victory over Japan Day and Victory over Europe Day.
On the 18th March (2020), as the COVID-19 pandemic was taking hold the Littlepampton AFVBC took the decision to suspend all club meetings to keep their members safe. However, mindful of the vulnerable nature of some of their members they looked at ways of utilising the resources they had accumulated since being founded in 2018 to support the mist vulnerable embers of the military family in their community during the pandemic.