AFVBC News

Steph McGovern (Channel 4) Show

A brand new daytime TV show for Channel 4 which is due to launch out of Leeds Dock this September. We are looking for FUN and CONFIDENT people to join us in the studio (with strict social distancing / social bubbles in place) – these people will have an interactive role, so they may have interesting stories they want to share with our presenter, or happy to share their views on the days topical news etc. Perhaps they want to nominate someone as an unsung hero or to say thank you.

Congratulations to Nev Allison (Director of AFVBC CIC)

Congratulation to all the winners of the Lord Mayor's Civic Crown Award 2020 and to the AFVBC CIC Director and Hull REA Chairman Nev Allison was awarded it for his Volunteer work within the community. Winners of a Lord Mayor’s Civic Crown will receive a unique coin in a presentation box, they will also receive a citation in recognition of their brilliant work in the community.

Littlehampton veterans support scheme awarded £20,000

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.

Littlehampton 'LAFVBC LIVeS Project'

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.

VE DAY 75

To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we have created a message board so you can join in to remember, celebrate and honor brave men and women of World War 2 and our Armed Forces community. There are many ways to celebrate and lots of celebrations being organised from the comfort of your own home during the current situation.

Online Breakfast Club

We have are now arranging a breakfast club so veterans can still meet up and have banter with others not just in their area but with worldwide clubs, if veterans are interested then please contact us for more details and dates of the next meeting. There will also be drop-in sessions so veterans can come and go as they wish to do so, again contact us for tmore details

COVID 19

In light of the Covid 19 virus and the possible threat to the health and safety of all veterans, especially those with suppressed respiratory or immune systems we would advise that all clubs take the necessary precautions/action to protect their members. Keep checking for updates on what we recommend and also the government website.

Other Team Members

Elaine Forman, Hatfield & Welwny G.C
Hatfield & Welwyn G.C. AFVBC, Admin
Andy Milne, Luton & District AFVBC
Luton & District, Admin
Sharon Mansfield Oundle AFVBC
Oundle AFVBC, Admin
Yvonne Parsons Swindon AFVBC
Swindon AFVBC, Admin