Councillor Todd receives the cheque at Dovedale Primary School
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Boost for community covenant
Liverpool’s Community Covenant – set up to help armed forces personnel when they leave military service –has received a welcome boost.
Knotty Ash Councillor Hayley Todd organised a fundraising event which attracted a full house at Knotty Ash Youth centre. It featured local band the Showstoppers and Dovedale Primary School Choir.
This week Councillor Todd visited the school to collect a cheque for £480 which will be used to support the aims of the covenant.
She said: “I was delighted with the response to this event. Liverpool has got a great tradition of backing the armed forces and support for events such as this shows how communities recognise the great work the services do.
“We have made great strides since the covenant was signed and have more than 70 veterans registered with the project. We have helped a number into work and others find housing but we want this initiative to grow.
“And it is it just the serving servicemen and women we want to support. I will be holding coffee mornings for wives, girlfriends, mums, nans and others bringing families together to support each other while their family members are serving abroad.
“This support is something that should have been offered a long time ago but now that we have the covenant we are determined to offer as much support as possible.”
The Liverpool Community Covenant was officially signed in March 2012. It aims i to ensure all those personnel and families who are resident in Liverpool or return back to the city are given the support and commitment to making the integration back into society and a smooth transition.