Armed Forces Day 2020
We have just been awarded a grant from the Armed Forces Covenant to host a one day event in June 2020 for armed forces personnel and their families.
More information will follow soon.
SOLDIERING ON AWARDS 2018
On Friday 20th April we attended the Soldiering On Awards 2018 in London. It was a truly inspiring evening with many people in the room who devote their lives to making things better for other people.
Battling On was a finalist in the Forces in Mind Trust Working Together Award. We also have a close association with a finalist in the NetApp Family Values Award, where The Connell Family was nominated for their unstinting support of Battling On. Tony and Liz Connell were at the awards representing the family, and were delighted and overwhelmed to be announced as the winners.
SITE CLOSED TODAY
We're really sorry for the late notice, but due to the bad weather we have to close the site today, Monday 19th March 2018. All learners will be able to make up their hours next term, so please don't worry about missing college. Stay safe and enjoy the snow! We will keep you updated but expect to be open again tomorrow.
We will be open as normal tomorrow, Tuesday 19th March 2018, with all minibus pick-ups working at your usual times. It's still very chilly so wrap up warm with plenty of layers.
Soldiering On Awards 2018
This year Battling On has two nominations which have made it through to the finals of the Soldiering On Awards. The Connell Family have been nominated for the Family Values Award for their work in supporting veterans at Merryhue Farm since 1952. Battling On is a finalist in the Forces in Mind Trust Working Together Award.
On February 8th we attended the finalist's reception at the House of Lords, hosted by General the Lord Dannatt, where our director Nikki Markham gave an inspiring speech about the impact that winning a Soldiering On Award can have.
The Awards Ceremony will take place at the Park Plaza Hotel in London on April 20th. Good luck to everyone.
Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2017
Thank you to everyone who voted for Nikki for the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2017.
She will be attending the awards ceremony in London on November 16th where the winner will be announced.
Queen's Award Presentation
We had a wonderful afternoon at The China Fleet Club in Plymouth, where we were officially presented with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service from the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Colonel Edward Bolitho. The event was attended by over 100 guests who included the High Sheriff of Cornwall Sarah Coryton, the Mayor of Liskeard, Duty Mayor of Cornwall, representatives of community organisations who ha
ve supported Battling On, serving military and veterans, parents, young people, volunteers and staff. It was a true celebration of the vital work that Battling On does and the positive impact it has.
Congratulations to one of our staff, Ossie Glover, who recently won a promotion to Lieutenant. He is now the Commanding Officer of the Plymouth Royal Marines Voluntary Cadet Corps. We are very pleased for him, and proud of his continuing links with the armed forces
Battling On Wins Queen's Award
Buckingham Palace have announced today that Battling On has won the Queen's Award for Voluntary Services. This is known as the MBE for volunteering and is one of the highest awards within the voluntary sector. We are incredibly proud of all the hard work our young people and veterans have put in to make this award thoroughly deserved.
Queen's Garden Party
On Tuesday May 16th, Nikki Markham was invited to Buckingham Palace to the Queen's Garden Party, in recognition of all Nikki's hard work with Battling On. She and her husband Steve had a fantastic day out at the palace.
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