LETTER: Discounts offered to armed service personnel

Are you a veteran or serving member of the Armed Forces? Or are you a local business that would like to offer a discount to veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces?

The Defence Forces discount scheme has been introduced as part of the Military Community Covenant and offers reductions to card holders from a range of businesses. All major supermarkets offer a cashback scheme. Major retailers ranging from clothes shops to cinemas, from tourist attractions to hotels and restaurants, insurance, holidays and much more.

To obtain the card you need to prove your service and download a form from www.defencediscountserviceco.uk/

There is a small admin fee of £4.99, but you can earn that back with your first purchase. If you own a local business and would like to offer a discount you can register at www.defencediscountservice.co.uk/index.php?p=corporate.

To find out more go to www.defencediscountservice.co.uk.

Coun. Jim White

Ribble Valley Borough Council Armed Forces ChampionCall 01772 786718.