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Introducing the Veterans’ Gateway truck
Veterans’ Gateway is proud to introduce its first ever branded truck kindly sponsored by international haulage business, Marine & Cargo. The family-run business is a proud supporter of Veterans’ Gateway and champions both the serving and ex-Forces community.
Brothers Nigel and Andy Marshall were based at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait as civilian drivers supporting the troops for six years. They recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC). Says Nigel: ‘We’re honoured to dedicate one of our vehicles to the cause. Veterans’ Gateway is a fantastic service. We hope people will see the truck on its travels and share Veterans’ Gateway details with their ex-Service family and friends who may need to be referred to the right help fast.’
Since signing the AFC, Marine & Cargo has employed Ian, a veteran who served in Germany, and the company intends to recruit many more. The main reason it signed the AFC was to try to help veterans getting back into work or those needing help with training facilities for the logistics industry.
For full details of the work of Veterans’ Gateway and how it could help you or someone you know, read our full-length feature here.
The Veterans’ Gateway truck will travel …
• approximately 120,000 miles* every year throughout the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany
… passing an estimated …
• more than 140,000 vehicles each day
• more than 1 million vehicles each week
• more than 50 million vehicles a year
Look out for a huge silver truck travelling down the M1 and throughout Europe. If you spot it on your travels – please share a pic online, tagging @Veteransgateway and using the hashtag #VeteransGatewayTruck. The truck was last spotted in France! Where will you see it?
* Source: theaa.com
About Veterans’ Gateway
Veterans’ Gateway is a first point of contact for veterans, their families and carers who are in need of support. The service is delivered by a consortium comprising The Royal British Legion, Poppyscotland, Combat Stress, Connect Assist, the Ministry of Defence and SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity. Veterans’ Gateway represents a pathway to a full list of services, from housing and recovery to mental health services, financial and employment advice. It aims to reduce confusion for veterans seeking support within the military charity sector and to ensure it can signpost to the right service for any need a veteran may present with.
If you are in need of support, call 0808 802 1212, text 81212 or click here to visit the website and find out more.
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