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Posted:13 August 2020 | Category: Audi,Events

Welsh Veterans Saluted By Bridgend Audi

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A special event was held at the Firing Line Museum at Cardiff Castle, where the shortlisted finalists were presented with certificates and congratulated for the contributions that they have each made to their local communities.

The Veterans Awards is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the positives achieved by military veterans and their successful transition from the armed forces to civilian life. Recognition is given in the areas of sport, fitness, business, health and well-being and the wider community.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony which has been put back until early March 2021 due to the current restrictions on gatherings in Wales. It will be hosted by radio presenter Polly James, opened by Brigadier Jock Frasier Royal Marines and feature contributions by the Head of the Army in Wales, Brigadier A Dawes CBE, and last year’s Veterans Awards champion Barry John MBE.

“Bridgend Audi wanted to get more involved with the veterans within the local community and this was an amazing opportunity,” said Chris Jenkins, Bridgend Audi’s Head of Business. “Our local area is steeped in history with links to all the armed forces and we also have many loyal customers who have served this country.

“The Awards really drive a robust bridge between veterans leaving their duties and moving back into the commercial world. Not only does it recognise their efforts, it also offers them a vehicle to recognise the true value of the skills and characteristics they have gained during their service.”

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Sean Molino BCA, founder of the Welsh Veterans Awards, thanked Bridgend Audi for their support and hoped that the awards would continue to motivate those leaving the military and highlight the fantastic work now being done on Civvy Street by former members of the armed forces.

“Bridgend is my home town so it’s great to see a business as prestigious as Bridgend Audi supporting our veteran community and these awards which are extremely close to my heart,” added Sean.

“As a former serving soldier, I can understand how difficult transition is, and how we require help and guidance along the way, even at times if we don't ask for support.”

He concluded: “I want our Veterans Awards and social media presence to become a place where serving military and veterans can discover some great advice and tips from their former comrades, who are doing truly inspirational things upon leaving the military. I hope we can inspire future service leavers that great things can be achieved with help and support.”

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