Covenant and ERS Bronze for charity

August 14, 2023
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Presentation of Covenant and ERS Award.

The Golden Friendships charity has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, becoming one of 10,000+ organisations to have pledged support to the Armed Forces community.

The Covenant – a commitment to support the country’s service personnel wherever and however an organisation can – was presented to the Clydebank-based charity on August 1. The organisation had originally signed the Covenant in May.

HRFCA Regional Employer Engagement Director Roy McLellan handed over the award to Golden Friendships Director Jim McLaren (pictured above, with Roy right).

Golden Friendships’ commitment to honouring the Covenant includes pledges to:

  • Promote the fact it is an Armed Forces-friendly organisation.
  • Support the employment of veterans.
  • Support the employment of service spouses and partners.
  • Support employees who choose to be members of the Reserve Forces by accommodating their training and deployment. 
  • Support employees who are Cadet Force Adult Volunteers.
  • Support Armed Forces Day and other National events.
  • Support Armed Forces Charities.
  • Offer a discount to members of the Armed Forces community.
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Golden Friendships also received the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Bronze Award. The ERS Awards encourage employers to support Defence and inspire others to do the same. The prestigious Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards are for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to Defence and the Armed Forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Roy said: “We are grateful to Golden Friendships for the support it gives to the Armed Forces and congratulate them on receiving the Armed Forces Covenant and ERS Bronze Award. We look forward to working with them in the future.”

To find out how you can support the Armed Forces, contact HRFCA’s Regional Employer Engagement Directors Roy McLellan at [email protected], or Ray Watt at [email protected].

To find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant, click HERE.

Golden Friendships was founded in 2017. It promotes social inclusion in Clydebank by organising entertainment, events and fun activities for everyone. To find out more about the charity, click HERE.

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