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Armed Forces breakfast club

Date Posted: 10:54 AM on Fri, 15 July 2022 Soldier silhouette and the details of the event with a British flag and a cup of coffee

A new breakfast club aimed at bringing members of the Armed Forces together will launch at Richard Herrod Centre. The club will be open to any active or ex-members of the forces, including veterans and any family members connected to the forces.

The club will offer breakfast and drinks and also promote some of the services available to military members in the borough of Gedling. The council will be involved in the initial set up but it is hoped that the members taking part will take over ownership and continue to run the event independently.  

The events will take place every 4th Saturday of the month, starting on Saturday 30 July. There will be bacon, sausage and vegetarian cobs, supplied by local business, Inn The Bank as well as tea and coffee from the Richard Herrod Centre bar.

The breakfast club is free entry however, the food and drink will need to be purchased.

The club is part of the council’s plan to reduce loneliness and isolation in the borough as well as supporting Armed Forces as part of the council’s Armed Forces Covenant. The council recently launched an Armed Forces Leisure Card to offer discounted membership in its leisure facilities.

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke MBE said

“We are really pleased to be launching this new club to help bring members of the Armed Forces, both active and retired members, together to have a coffee and a chat. We know that there are a number of military men and women in our borough and we hope they will see this and come along, bring their families too and enjoy the company of colleagues who have all done so much for this country.

We want to do as much as we can to support our Armed Forces while also making sure we have somewhere for them to be able to come and talk and be with others, it’s incredibly important that events like this are provided as it can really make a difference to people’s lives. It also gives us a chance to say thank you for their service and for all the sacrifices they have made to keep us safe.”

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