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factory employing veterans supplies tree plaques

21 June 2022 - Latest news

When believe housing planted two trees to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s platinum jubilee we took the opportunity to support a veterans’ charity at the same time.

The oak and willow trees were planted in Bishop Auckland and Stanhope, as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project which is creating a woodland legacy in honour of the Queen’s 70-year leadership of the nation.

Commemorative plaques installed at both sites were supplied by Royal British Legion Industries’ (RBLI) social enterprise factory, Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company, which employs disadvantaged and disabled veterans.

David Clouston, a retired Army officer and Board Member at believe housing, joined Chief Executive Bill Fullen and Chair of the Board Judith Common at the tree planting in Stanhope, Weardale.

He said: “By supporting the Queen’s Green Canopy, believe housing is also supporting the environment and a sustainable future, and the Royal British Legion which looks after veterans for the long-term.

“The new life of these trees, and enhancing green space, can also help to support people’s mental health which is so important.

“The Royal British Legion is about supporting veterans and families wherever they may be, whatever their needs.

“The wraparound for service people whilst they are serving is good, the chain of command is about helping people. But sometimes, when they leave, they feel vulnerable.

“Organisations like the Royal British Legion can offer vital support and a bit of focus, and every contribution towards that cause, like buying these plaques, helps.”

Mr Clouston served with the Royal Logistic Corps for 33 years, has been a member of the Royal British Legion since he was 18 years old and is president of the Royal Pioneer Corps Association.

He added: “Leaving the Armed Forces is a turbulent time for many. It can involve changes of location, career, schooling and social circles.

“believe housing offers customer focused housing solutions and, in my mind, provides much needed stability for veterans, their families and wider community.

“This stability helps them to lead a “life without barriers” in line with our vision.”

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