Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Clubs presentation to Soanes Poultry

Nigel Upson and Ian Dewar

A representative of a local branch of the Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Clubs (AFVBC) visited a Middleton on the Wolds business recently to give thanks for its generosity. 

Founder and co-admin of Driffield AFVBC, Ian Dewar made the journey from his home in the village to present a certificate of thanks to Soanes Poultry’s MD, Nigel Upson. 

Presenting the certificate, Mr Dewar said: “Since the formation of Driffield’s AFVBC in 2019, many companies have stepped forward and offered their support. 

“Soanes Poultry here in the Middleton was one of the first and their regular donations of prizes to our monthly raffles have been much appreciated in both substance and taste! 

“On behalf of all of our members, it gives me great pleasure to recognise this support of veterans of our armed forces and blue light services by asking Nigel Upson and Soanes to accept this small token of our appreciation.” 

Mr Upson said: “As a company, we pride ourselves on supporting local community groups from foodbanks to sports teams. We’re particularly proud to support the work of Ian and his team at Driffield AFVBC as we owe the beneficiaries of these groups a huge debt of gratitude. We look forward to supporting them to deliver this vital service for future service men and women.” 

The Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Clubs were founded in Hull by former Royal Engineer, Dereck Hardeman. There are now over 150,000 members and 370 clubs worldwide.

Combating loneliness and other problems faced by veterans returning to civilian life, the AFVBC provides a forum for people to meet up and enjoy the feeling of comradeship that they had before.

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