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Project 71 Veterans Club Send Their Thanks to Shield

A Letter Of Thanks For Shield’s Support

Luke House, Chairman of Shield Services Group, was delighted to receive a letter of thanks on behalf of Project 71, from co-founder Lorie Coffey.

Project 71 was initially set up by Commander Steven Shaw RN and Lorie Coffey on the 71st Anniversary of D-Day to take as many Normandy Veterans back to France for the Anniversary to the places they wanted to return to without the constraint of time or money or an organised tour. The trip was such a success that Project 71 evolved into a support group, helping veterans on a day-to-day basis if required. P71 team members all around the south of the UK, keep in touch with their local veterans and help out when required. Often it is just transport that is required or a chat over a cuppa.  This festive season the group has been focussing on ‘Operation Candlelight’ so that the fallen are remembered at Christmas, not just on Armistice Day.

Shield Asbestos Services‘ Senior Contracts Manager, Cieron Hamblin has been volunteering his time for many years, to support the veterans.  When he shared this news with Shield, Luke offered to provide further financial support.

Upon receipt of the letter of thanks, Luke House, had this to say, “To receive this letter from Lorie is deeply appreciated, and it’s wonderful to read of how our support is having a direct benefit on the veterans supported by Project 71. As members of the Armed Forces Covenant, the team at Shield understands the importance of providing support all year round rather than at one single point.  It’s great to hear that the veterans will be enjoying a Christmas lunch and no doubt making plans for 2024.”

Since our inception, Shield Services Group has always supported good causes and those in need of assistance.  Helping the disadvantaged is a core part of our values and reflects the family way in which we operate.  Since 2021 we have been measuring all of our Social Value activities to demonstrate the positive impact that we have across our various office and project locations.

Click here to see news on all of our Social Value activities.

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