Local Artist Decorates our Windows for Shropshire Council's Competition for Armed Forces' Celebrations

As a signatory of the Armed Forces Community Covenant we are always looking for ways to demonstrate our support to the armed forces community. When Shropshire Council announced a competition for local businesses to decorate their windows for armed forces celebrations, we were keen to be involved.

We invited local artist, Sali Nixon, to our Shrewsbury office on 3 July to decorate windows in order to take part in Shropshire Council’s competition. Sali created the window displays in the sunshine and did a fantastic job. The silhouette images are displayed on the entrance doors at our head office in Shrewsbury and on meeting room windows, incorporating images of service personnel.

 

Lanyon Bowdler is proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, a scheme which pledges to help support serving and retired armed forces personnel and their families. As a full service law firm we have been able to demonstrate our commitment to the armed forces community by offering a full range of legal services and employment opportunities.

I also participate in a local operations group, which is a fantastic group brought together by Shropshire Council. The group meets once a month and case manages veteran’s needs post service. It is a great opportunity to bring together support for military personnel, both in terms of the public, private and charity sectors. This has now grown to encompass an outreach event twice a month at Palmers Café in Shrewsbury, where service personnel, veterans and their families can access help and support. The outreach event occurs on the first and third Monday of every month, more details here.

Winners of the best display will be announced in the next week or two, and we have members of staff already vying for the chance to tour the base at Shawbury, to fire a rifle or pistol on one of the ranges, and to have a close up look at a helicopter and a red hawk.