Local veterans met in Halifax on Friday 30 June to see a new plaque being unveiled in their honour.
Deputy Lieutenant Virginia Lloydpresented a commemorative plaque to the Halifax Veterans’ Breakfast Club at Harveys of Halifax department store, to thank them for their service in the Armed Forces.
The Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Ferman Ali and Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, Cllr Susan Press also attended the event, along with the Managing Director of Harveys, Tracy Harvey.
Co-founded by Calderdale Council and the Halifax branch of the Yorkshire Volunteers Regimental Association, the breakfast club meets at Harveys once a month. All veterans are welcome to attend, including those still serving, to socialise with others and receive a discounted breakfast. Around 30 people attend each month.
This is just one part of the Council’s commitment to the Armed Forces Community Covenant, which is about supporting local people and their families who are serving, or have served, in the Armed Forces.
The Covenant provides advice, support and the opportunity for discounts on goods and services. Find out more on the Council’s Armed forces personnel web page.
Cllr Ferman Ali, the Mayor of Calderdale, said:
“It was a great pleasure to see the plaque being unveiled to local veterans, and we are delighted that the monthly breakfast club is so popular. The Council teamed up with Harveys to provide the plaque as a lasting symbol of the dedication and bravery of our Armed Forces, and a token of the whole borough’s thanks for everything they do for our communities.”
Tracy Harvey,Managing Director of Harveys of Halifax, added:
“Harveys were approached about six months ago to ask if we would be interested in hosting the Veterans’ Breakfast Club. We are absolutely delighted to be involved and it is great to see it growing in popularity month by month.”