Plymouth City Youth Council discuss support for Service Children

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Published on October 23rd, 2018 | by Pete Ogburn

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Plymouth City Youth Council discuss support for Service Children. Over 100 Plymouth City Youth Councillors, representing all children from schools in Plymouth, discussed the support available for Service and Veterans’ children as part of their annual agenda of themes linked to city priorities. MKC Hero Ambassadors, Emily, Jack and Madie, made a short presentation followed [&hellip

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Plymouth City Youth Council discuss support for Service Children.

Over 100 Plymouth City Youth Councillors, representing all children from schools in Plymouth, discussed the support available for Service and Veterans’ children as part of their annual agenda of themes linked to city priorities. MKC Hero Ambassadors, Emily, Jack and Madie, made a short presentation followed by input from their invited guests: Armed Forces Covenant Champion, Cllr Pauline Murphy; the RBL, represented by Mr Ron Duke; the Army (29 CDO Royal Artillery and 165 Port and Maritime Brigade) represented by Captain Gammage and Captain Fleming; the Chief Executive officer of the Naval Families Federation, Anna Wright and Lt Commander Chris Carter from the Royal Navy supported by CPO Cheal.

Council members then discussed and presented their ideas for further support and, using the hustings system, voted in their priority actions that will be presented to the Plymouth Armed Forces Covenant for consideration.

The top priorities were that there should be an MKC Heroes club in every school and that there should be a telephone helpline for Service and Veterans’ children similar to the Childline model.

The session was opened with a parade of standards from the MKC Heroes Group, carried by Rebecca and Lewis supported by RBL Crownhill; RBL City Centre and the Federation of Ex-Servicemen and women. Other guests included the Chair and Secretary of  RBL Crownhill and the Chair of the Federation of Ex-Servicemen and Women

 

 

 


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