Soldier On! hosted a highly successful drinks reception this week (March 12th), where the managing director of British Gas, Chris Weston, encouraged guests to support Soldier On! in any way they can.
More than 70 people attended the event at the Naval and Military Club, known as the In and Out, in St. James’, London, including service users, employers and a wide range of other guests interested to find out more about Soldier On! and its work. The attendees were shown a video featuring interviews with service users who have been helped to find new careers by Soldier On!.
It explained how Soldier On! provides one-to-one support for medically discharged armed forces personnel, helping them to understand their skills and talents and choose the career path that is best suited to them.
One of the highlights of the evening was a brief speech from Mr Weston, who spoke of the support that the energy provider will be offering Soldier On! and encouraged others to do the same.
Mr Weston spoke about his own experience as a former soldier, having been medically discharged in 1989 after sustaining substantial damage to his knee in a training accident.
“As an ex-soldier, helping the transition from serving in the armed forces into a new career is important to me,” he later explained.
“I like the approach that Soldier On! takes in focusing on the individual, to give them a sense of purpose and help find the career that’s right for them. I’m happy to be involved and British Gas will be supporting it,” he added.
Not only will British Gas be providing financial support, but the company will also be considering whether it can work with Soldier On! to find suitable candidates for some of its roles.
To find out more about how you can support Soldier On!, visit the Get Involved section of the website.