A local celebration to show appreciation for the work of the Armed Forces was held in Northampton on 19 June to mark the beginning of Armed Forces Week.

Travis Perkins has partnered with military charity SSAFA to encourage its employees across the UK to have a communal ‘brew’ to show their support for the men and women of the Armed Forces.

Held as part of Armed Forces Week, the annual national campaign gives everyone the opportunity to show their support for the Armed Forces past and present, including currently serving troops, service families, reservists, veterans and cadets.

Similar events have been taking place across the UK, enabling people to come out and show their support, and giving a much-valued morale boost for Armed Forces personnel and their families. This year’s national event takes place in Liverpool on 24 June.

Proactively supporting Armed Forces Week, celebrations follow Travis Perkins being the 1,500th signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant in March 2017.

Charlotte Jewell, a spokesperson for Travis Perkins, said: “We employ approximately 300 service leavers across our business, so the SSAFA ‘Big Brew Up’ was the perfect way for our employees up and down the country to show their support for the Armed Forces.”

James Grant, Head of Corporate and Events at SSAFA, added: “We are delighted that Travis Perkins have decided to celebrate Armed Forces Week by partnering with SSAFA on our ‘Big Brew Up’. Travis Perkins and SSAFA have many shared values including our work in the community and our heritage and we look forward to strengthening our relationship.”