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OA Awards Prize to RAF Cadet for Outstanding Charity Work

OA’s Chief Executive Officer, Lee Holloway, was delighted to present Flying Officer Jordan Polonijo with the Officers’ Association Prize at RAF Cranwell’s Graduation Dining-In Night on 5 May 2017 at RAF Cranwell.

The OA provides the ‘Work in the Community’ charity award in recognition of the work carried out by cadets supporting a charitable cause whilst undergoing officer training at RAF College Cranwell.

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Big Business is Getting Behind Military-owned Start-ups and Scale-ups in the UK

It’s not often that a small business owner gets to meet the Managing Director of a FTSE250 who could turn out to be a potential client, but this is exactly what happened when Royal Navy Veteran Kevin Bath joined X-Forces Big Business supporting Small Business campaign.

This introduction between a small business and the bigger industry players encapsulates what Big Business supporting Small Business means, and was the driving force behind Lord Young’s, Ren Kapur’s and X-Forces initiative that was launched on the 9th May.

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Three “inspirational” school leaders present at the Tower of London

Three school leaders from Cardiff, Abergavenny and Salford recently presented to some of the UK’s top philanthropists, military representatives and journalists to talk about an innovative new programme being run at their schools.

Jon Murphy, Headteacher at Lllanfoist Fawr Primary School in Abergavenny, Zina Clark, Head of School at St Peter’s Roman Catholic Primary School Cardiff, and Helen Watson, Head of Wharton Primary School near Salford, were asked to join individuals ranging from Colonels to Royal Correspondents at the Tower of London to discuss the Prince William Awards.

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X-Forces’ Chairman and Award-winning Leadership Consultant, Martin Wing joins X-Forces Executive Management Team

On Thursday 27th April, X-Forces’ Chairman, Martin Wing, was amongst the project leadership team awarded the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) prestigious Project of the Year Award. Martin has been a consultant for over 20 years working for US based Kepner-Tregoe and most recently Brazilian firm, Integration Management Consulting.

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Blind veteran from Cumbria receives prestigious medal for helping liberate France from the Nazis

A Second World War blind veteran from Cumbria has been formally presented with the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur for his part in the liberation of France.

William Gerard Lackey, 96 and from Ulverston, was presented with the prestigious honour by Philip Daniel, the Honorary French Consul of Liverpool, on behalf of French president Francois Hollande. The special ceremony took place at a reunion dinner held in Barrow-in-Furness and was organised by Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, from whom he receives support.

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Blind veteran from Cumbria to receive prestigious medal for helping liberate France from the Nazis

A Second World War blind veteran from Cumbria is to be formally presented with the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur for his part in the liberation of France.

William Gerard Lackey, 96 and from Ulverston, will be presented with the prestigious honour by Philip Daniel, the Honorary French Consul of Liverpool, on behalf of French president Francois Hollande next week (19/04).

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Charity volunteer recognised with award

A DEDICATED volunteer has been rewarded for his commitment to a sailing charity in Cornwall.

Len Ritchie has been awarded the Marsh Trust Volunteer Award for his conservation work on a tall ship at Turn to Starboard in Falmouth.

He has been volunteering at the charity for almost three years and helps to repair and maintain the Spirit of Falmouth, a 92-foot long pilot schooner gifted by the Prince’s Trust.

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High Sheriff raises over £8,000 for local military charity

The High Sheriff of Clwyd has raised over £8,000 for Blind Veterans UK, the military charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Jim O’Toole donated the money after he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. The climb raised funds to purchase vehicles that would assist less-abled veterans visiting the charity’s training and rehabilitation centre in Llandudno to access its popular Woodland Walk.

Of the achievement, which was in fact the second time Jim has climbed Kilimanjaro, he says: “It was exhilarating and of course a fantastic experience. The elements were extremely tough; at night the temperatures at the summit were somewhere between minus 15C and minus 25C, while the oxygen level was only around 50% of that at sea level. We managed to trek eight hours each day, except for the final summit day, which took around 16 hours.”

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Skegness blind veteran presented with award for outstanding work with military charity

A blind veteran from Skegness has received a prestigious award from military charity Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Carol Davies, 66 and from Skegness, received the Blind Veterans UK Community Award which is given to recognise the contribution by a blind veteran, spouse, widow or widower to the family of Blind Veterans UK.

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