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Armed Forces event hailed as a huge success

North East Derbyshire District Council hosted a fantastic event to commemorate the Council’s ongoing commitment to supporting the Armed Forces.

An event was held at Dronfield Sports Centre which was attended by Armed Forces personnel, support organisations, veterans and cadets. There were also stalls promoting local businesses, community groups and children’s activities.

A church service was held in the afternoon at Dronfield Parish Church, which was attended by Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Colonel John Wilson, OBE, DL, of Derbyshire Mrs Dianne Jeffrey, CBE, DL; the High Sheriff of Derbyshire Mrs Louise Potter; veterans and other dignitaries.

The whole event was an incredible success with many local residents attending and chatting to dignitaries and shopping local with the stall holders.

Chairman of the Council and Armed Forces Champion, Cllr Martin Thacker MBE said: “The event was a great way to pay tribute to the Armed Forces Community in our District and commemorate the Council’s ongoing commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant.

“It was also a way for members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families and the community to come together and enjoy the stalls and activities on offer.”