Hawk Group support Shrewsbury light show in aid of Armed Forces Day

As part of our continued support for the Armed Forces Covenant, Hawk Group sponsored a one-of-a-kind lightshow in Shrewsbury on June 23rd, as part of a joint project with Shropshire Council and St Chads Church in aid of Armed Forces Day.

The lightshow, named ‘Son et Lumière’ opened the two-day Armed Forces Day celebration by giving the public a brief glimpse into Shropshire’s military heritage as it was projected onto the side of St Chads Church.

Hawk signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2015, a government led initiative designed to raise awareness and support for veterans and their families. As part of this support, we have formed a partnership with CTP Assist, enabling ex-armed forces employees back into work, some having left the armed forces due to retirement, injury or PTSD. In addition Hawk have worked closely with Walking with the Wounded to train and find employment opportunities for former members of the armed services.

Fourteen candidates have completed their training so far with Hawk as part of the initiative, going on to full-time positions within the Hawk Group.

Mike Hawkins, Hawk Group Chairman, commented, “As a company Hawk Group strive to support all our serving and ex-service employees, encouraging equal opportunities and ensuring they are not disadvantaged in everyday life – being able to assist with events such as the lightshow is part of that support and commitment.”

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