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SSAFA Young Achievers Awards

Sponsoring recognition in Cyprus

 
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As part of the company’s commitment to support the Armed Forces and their families, Sodexo Government & Agencies again sponsored the 2019 SSAFA Young Achievers Awards in British Forces Cyprus (BFC).

The award ceremony took place on 21 May in the grounds of the Episkopi Officers' Mess, by kind permission of Major General James Illingworth OBE, Commander British Forces Cyprus.

SSAFA is a partner charity of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation. Through Stop Hunger, Sodexo supports SSAFA’s homelessness fund, providing veterans who are struggling from issues involving homelessness, hunger and basic living needs with urgent funds to help them get back on their feet.

A 14-year partnership between Sodexo and the charity has included support for a number of initiatives including volunteering, employee fundraising and sponsorship of some of their key activities both in Cyprus and the UK.

Over 160 people attended the event which gave the British Forces Cyprus community the chance to recognise and pay tribute to 60 children and young adults, who were honoured for their efforts and different accomplishments during the year.

Their achievements, which are sometimes overlooked, varied in nature, from coping with learning difficulties, adversity through ill health, undertaking voluntary work, supporting sick parents as young carers and generally meeting the challenges that come with being a child within a British Forces family.

The event organiser SSAFA Community Volunteer Coordinator, Ann MacDougall applauds all the nominees. She said: “Once again the event demonstrated the importance of recognising the challenges and work of the young people within the BFC community and that this is recognised and celebrated. Over the years that SSAFA Young Achiever Awards have been presented in BFC it has served to highlight the difference these young people can make by becoming role models to others and this should not be underestimated by the wider BFC Community.

“Everyone in BFC should have enormous respect for them and consider that the challenges they face are not always recognised. They are away from friends and extended family, many are attending school in a military environment for the first time and these factors can create a tremendous upheaval in their lives and that should be acknowledged.”

With Armed Forces Day next week (29 June 2019), you can help Stop Hunger with its support of SSAFA by fundraising or volunteering. Click here to find out how you can get involved and join the fight against hunger.

 

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