Two staff members from Derby County Community Trust, Paul Newman – Community Manager and Sharon Dale – Health Manager, were invited to the first of this year’s garden parties hosted at Buckingham Palace by Her Majesty The Queen.

The invitation was received by the Trust in recognition of our work with ex-service personnel and their families, and our commitment to this cause which was symbolised by our signing of the Armed Forces Covenant last November, at Derby County’s Remembrance fixture.

Paul Newman, Community Manager at DCCT, said on signing the Covenant:

“Derby County Community Trust are committed to ensuring that no member of the Armed Forces community faces any disadvantage or prejudice within our sessions, which will encourage veterans to take part in physical activity and socialise too.

“By signing the Covenant we pledge to continue our support for veterans through our Forever Active programme and beyond.”

The Buckingham Palace celebration commemorated a number of individuals, charities and businesses who have created a significant impact on a huge number of fantastic causes across the last year, and DCCT were honoured to be a part of the day.

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