Somerset based charity bibic sign the Armed Forces Covenant

06.01.2020

Langport based bibic has become one of more than 500 employers to adopt the Armed Forces Covenant in the South West, among the nearly 5,000 businesses who have already made their pledges across the UK.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation, ensuring that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.  Businesses, from sole-trader to multinational, public bodies or charities who wish to support the Armed Forces community can sign the Covenant and publicly declare their commitments.

bibic has pledged to work in conjunction with RNAS Yeovilton in their pursuit of supporting children. They deliver assessments and bespoke developmental therapy to children and young people age six months to 25 years old and training to parents and professionals. They see children and young people with or without a diagnosis and support a wide range of neurological and genetic conditions, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay (GDD), Down’s Syndrome, sensory processing difficulties and many more.

Wessex Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association Regional Employer Engagement Director, Rachael Brannagan said “It’s fantastic that bibic joins over 500 businesses across the South West that have pledged their support by adopting their own Armed Forces Covenant; it’s been a pleasure tailoring the pledges for them to make them relevant and mutually beneficial.”

Chief Operating Officer bibic said; ‘bibic is excited to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and to make our pledge. We look forward to working with our local bases and to offer opportunities to all. We are committed to ensuring that no one who has served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should face disadvantage compared to other citizens. bibic is a small charity and we hope that through offering volunteering opportunities to those who have served, we will create a strong and binding relationship with our local forces community’.

To find out more about how your organisation could benefit from pledging their support to the Armed Forces community contact the Regional Employer Engagement Directors, Jon Beake or Rachael Brannagan, on 01823 250110, wx-reed@rfca.mod.uk  or 01823 250118, wx-reed2@rfca.mod.uk. To find a list of all those who have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant visit www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk.

To find out more about how bibic helps make a difference to children and young people’s lives contact the General Fundraising and Marketing Officer Andy Hirst on 01458 253344 andrew.hirst@bibic.org.uk or visit www.bibic.org.uk



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