Stagecoach North East is helping to support Armed Forces Day 2019 across the region.
On Saturday 29 June the company will be offering free travel to armed forces personnel carrying a military ID card and to veterans carrying a veteran's badge.
Armed Forces Day is a chance for the public to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.
With events planned across the region, including Newcastle, Hartlepool and Stockton, it is hoped that personnel will take up the offer to travel across their local regions to the event of their choice. More information about events throughout the region can be found here www.armedforcesday.org.uk/find-events.
Steve Walker, Managing Director, Stagecoach North East, said: "We are delighted to once again be supporting Armed Forces communities in the North East. Hopefully, by providing free travel to military personnel, we will give our local troops a well deserved morale boost."
In 2015, Stagecoach Group signed the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Corporate Covenant in support of the Armed Forces Community. As a signatory of the Covenant, the company recognises the value serving personnel; regular and reservists, veterans and military families contribute to both the country and businesses across the country.
The company was also awarded the silver award through the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). The scheme encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.