We are absolutely delighted to share the news that East Durham Veterans Trust has been awarded the Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award.
The Armed Forces covenant awards are part of The Employer Recognition Scheme, which "recognises organisations who pledge, demonstrate and advocate their support for the Defence community".
Having previously held the bronze award for two years we are thrilled to be one of the North East organisations to have made the step up to the silver award, showing our progress as a trust in the past year.
As per the NW RFCA website, "Silver Awards holders demonstrate support for Defence, employ at least one Reservist, actively communicate and uphold a positive stance to their employees via established HR policies and procedures. Silver Award holders support Reservists by showing flexibility to plan for and allow them to fulfil their annual training and mobilisation commitments".
To celebrate our achievement we will be attending a reception dinner in October, which we can't wait to tell you all about in due course.
As we continue to grow and move forward our next goal is of course to receive the gold award.
A big thanks to all who have helped us earn this award, we look forward to continuing to serve our community.