Together we CAN Make a Difference 2019

Tuesday 22 January 2019
Mayo Wynne Baxter Lounge, Amex Football Stadium, Falmer Brighton

Our annual multi-disciplinary conference to showcase the work taking place across the South East Coast in support of the Armed Forces Community and the Armed Forces Covenant will be held on Tuesday 22 January 2019.
This is a whole day event with the main day starting at 10:00 and closing at approximately 16:30. Registration is from 09:00 giving you plenty of time to network and view the market stalls.

The feedback from last years’ event was excellent and we would encourage you to hold this date in your diary!

The conference will be co-chaired by Dr Nick Lake and Dr David Chesover, Chairs for the Sussex and Kent & Medway Armed Forces Networks respectively. The agenda for the day is still being finalised but we are pleased to announce that the following speakers have been confirmed:

  • Dr Andrew Richardson from the Canterbury Archaeological Trust who will be co-presenting with Diarmaid Walshe, CEO of Soldier ON!
  • Justyn Larcombe CEO of RecoveryTwo

It is planned that there will be a mixture of ex-service personnel and professionals (many of whom are veterans themselves) sharing their inspirational stories and triumphs. This event is offered free of charge and is becoming recognised as a milestone event for the work locally on behalf of the Armed Forces community.

We will also be running the Service Champions Awards for 2019 to recognise and reward our Service Champions for their hard work and support of the Armed Forces community.

Nominations for the awards can be made by contacting us with details of who you would like to nominate and why. Deadline for nominations is Friday 30 November 2018. The categories for the awards are:

  • Any Service Provider
  • Statutory Organisation
  • Commissioner
  • Team
  • Individual
  • Charity

Due to the fantastic level of interest in our conference we are now fully booked and unable to accept any new bookings.

Due to the high level of requests for market stalls we have had to stop accepting any further submissions.



View the presentations and other information from the day

Colonel Adkins presenting

...Helpful to see real experiences and emotions to help people start to understand if they’ve never served. Hearing from the Vets was very powerful....

... Uplifting to see the extent and depth of commitment and action on behalf of the Armed Forces Community. Collective efforts are hugely commendable and “exportable” to other UK regions.....

...This has been a tremendous event and showcase for real and practical support delivery to the AF community – thank you!.....


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