Successful launch event for Remember Veterans project

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debb g launching the eventThe Remember Veterans project  was launched on Friday. A  grant of  almost £300,000 will support  veterans  away  from  criminality was awarded  by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund.

Debb Grantham, YSS Operations Director and Remember Veterans Project Lead for West Mercia, together  with Chris Jensen, Office of WM Police and Crime Commissioner,  opened  the  event, held at Hindlip  the WM Police HQ, “ YSS is very proud  to be involved  in this new partnership project”  Debb and Michele Hatfield, YSS Associate,  were  on the speakers table, and Lorraine Preece, YSS CEO,  attended the event too.

marketing banner designed by yssIt was attended   by many organisations working in the Criminal Justice Field and with Veterans and their families, who heard  how  they can support  veterans further, and why tracking/recording   individual veterans is a vital part of this project.   The High Sheriff of Shropshire,  Christine Holmes,   commented “It is  a really worthwhile  project. I attended the launch event and there is lots of work to be done by  all the agencies  involved  to support our veterans .”

West Mercia PCC, Warwickshire PCC, Veterans Contact Point, Ubique Partnerships Ltd and  YSS  are all partners in Remember Veterans ( Twitter: @rvveterans).   Speakers giving their support included:

  • Tom Currie (National Probation Service WM);
  • Tracy Onslow ( Deputy West Mercia PCC);
  • Philip Seccombe (WarwickshirePoliceandCrimeCommissioner )
  • Donald McGovern (Warks&WestMerciaCRC)
  • Chief Inspector Mike Smith (Warwickshire&WestMerciaPolice);
  • Dr Dan Barnard (CWPT_Exforces)
  • Col Tony Ward (SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity),
  • Melloney Poole (Head of Armed Forces Covenant Fund)
  • Dr  Bob Bates (Peer Evaluation Partner)


Well done to YSS for all the marketing items  created for  this event.


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