Veterans Head Down to Halton Quay for Fishing Fun
This week, our Veterans, led by fishing fanatic Bernie Woodruff, journeyed down to Halton Quay for a fishing adventure at the Tamar River. Ranging from experienced to beginner, the event went down like the most glorious fish supper!
Les Medus caught two fish and a crab, and though no other catches were made, it was good fun for everybody!
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Battling On receives Silver Award from Defence Employer Recognition Scheme
Director Nikki Markham MBE and Business Manager Rick Stead attended Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant's Awards ceremony to receive the Silver Award, in recognition of the ongoing support for members of the Defence Community.
Johnny Mercer MP Visits Merryhue Farm
Johnny Mercer, Member of Parliament for Plymouth Moor View, visited the veterans at Battling On to see how they're getting on. He spoke to all of the veterans and listened to their concerns. He learned of all the amazing things we get up to around the farm and in the Countryside Hub.
Battling On at Tatton Park Flower Show
In July, several Battling On staff went to Manchester to attend the Tatton Park Flower Show. Kenny Raybould, our master Horticulturalist, had put together designs for the Fleurs de Villes portion of the show. He put together a Tamar landgirl, Barbara, and she went on a grand trip to the north!
This three-part video series documents Barbara's arrival to Merryhue farm, all the way up to show day! We hope you enjoy the journey as much as we did.
Director Nikki Markham awarded MBE
We at Battling On are incredibly proud to announce that our founder and director, Nikki Markham, has just been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) 'for services to communities in the South West of England, particularly during COVID-19 (Callington)’. Nikki is a former SSE (School for Social Entrepreneurs) fellow and a judge for the Soldiering On Awards.
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Battling On Presented with E2 Media Award of Excellence
We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the E2 Media Award of Excellence. Journalists selected Battling On to receive the award for our work over the past 12 months. Ossie Glover, Director at Battling On, was delighted to receive the award.
"The past year, 2020, and COVID-19, had a huge impact on Battling On, given the number of isolated veterans who were undergoing severe mental health issues. It became clear that, through working together as a team, not only did we manage to help and support many of the veterans, but we now have veterans supporting each other through camaraderie and a sense of belonging. We continue to grow and welcome any veteran who feels isolated, or just seeking support to contact us."
Director, Battling On
Our Thanks to Devon and Cornwall Community Foundations
We'd like to thank Devon Community Foundation and Cornwall Community Foundation for helping us to improve the lives of Veterans!
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