The English Veterans Awards - The Finalists
Two OP-REGEN Volunteers shortlisted for the English Veterans Awards
Two of WWTW’s OP-REGEN volunteers has been shortlisted for the English Veterans Awards – Christopher (Volunteer of the Year) and Ian (Inspiration of the Year).
There are a huge number of highly successful Armed Forces veterans who have made the transition from the Military to civilian life. The Veterans Awards aim to reward these ex-servicemen and women who have gone above and beyond and excelled in their relevant fields as they act as role models for future service leavers. This recognition is also realised through The Veterans Awards: Welsh Veterans Awards, and Scottish Veterans Awards, to celebrate the achievements of Welsh and Scottish veterans, respectively.
The English Veterans Awards are open to all our Former Military service personnel that are doing great things in England, Reservists that are going above and beyond and those companies that go the extra mile to support or recruit from their local community.
WWTW’s OP-REGEN programme provide a platform for veterans to engage with their local community. For many, employment is the marker of a successful transition to civilian life, but volunteering can also be an effective means of meeting new people, reducing social isolation and discovering activities that increase well-being and may lead to employment opportunities.
Scott Briggs, OP-REGEN Project Manager commented, “It’s fantastic news that one of our OP-REGEN volunteers has been shortlisted for the English Veterans Awards. Volunteering is a fantastic way for ex-military men and women to develop and learn new skills. It’s often a great way to secure paid employment too. We’re all looking forward to finding out if they win in October!”
OP-REGEN is a unique partnership between Keep Britain Tidy and Walking With The Wounded. The programme allows for ex-military personnel and their families to re-integrate back into society and have a meaningful positive impact on their communities and the environment on their doorsteps.
*The awards have been rescheduled to 21st April 2021*, and are in support of The ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.
Want to get involved? You can find out more about OP-REGEN here