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Armed Forces Covenant

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Magna Vitae’s Chairman of Trustees Doreen Stephenson joined Major Mitch Pegg, Officer Commanding of the Army Reserve’s 4 (Lincolnshire) Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment to publically demonstrate our Trust’s support for Defence personnel by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

The Covenant is a pledge made by organisations to acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in both their community and workplace.

The public signing took place at Meridian Leisure Centre, where Mrs Stephenson explained why we are actively supporting the Armed Forces Community. She said: “As a Charitable Trust our mission is to provide an extraordinary range of cultural, leisure and health related facilities and services that allow local people to live a great life.

“By signing the Armed Forces Covenant we are actively encouraging members of the Armed Forces Community to participate in and benefit from the tailored physical activity, culture and health intervention and support programmes that we provide. We are also planning to support the Armed Forces to promote its recruitment opportunities by allowing temporary recruitment and information points to be provided, where practicable, in our venues.”

John Wilson, East Midlands Regional Employer Engagement Director for the Ministry of Defence, said: “I’m delighted that the Leisure Trust has signed the Armed Forces Covenant. The Trust understands the benefits that past and present Armed Forces personnel can bring in to the civilian workplace such as team-building skills, leadership qualities and the ability to solve-problems in pressurised situations. I look forward to continuing to build my relationship with Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture over forthcoming months.”

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