Support for reservists recognised

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PENDLE Council has received the SaBRE Award in recognition of its efforts to support Armed Forces volunteers across the borough.

SaBRE – or Support for Britain’s Reservists and Employers – promotes trained volunteers, or reservists, as skilled employees across the UK.

The SaBRE award recognises the council’s support for promoting reservists, trained volunteers within the Armed Forces, to local employers.

Coun. Neil Butterworth, the council’s Armed Forces Champion, presented the award to the Mayor of Pendle, Coun. Asjad Mahmood, at the last full council meeting of the year.

Coun. Mahmood said: “It’s an honour to accept this award on behalf of the council.

“Signed by both the Secretary of Defence and the Chief of the Defence Staff, this prestigious award recognises the work the council has done to support military personnel and in promoting reservists to local employers.

“I want to say a heartfelt thank you to Coun. Butterworth and everyone else involved in helping the council achieve this award.”

The presentation of the award follows the council’s commitment, made public through the Armed Forces Community Covenant, to encourage support for the Armed Forces community working and living in Pendle and to recognise and remember the sacrifices they have made.