The Borough of Bury Veterans Association (BOBVA) was formed in 2017. Our first meeting was held at 14.30 on the 5th February at Yates Bar in Bury with 43 people in attendance.
Since then the Association has grown from strength to strength with just short of 200 fully paid members and has had to move its meetings to the Fishpool Liberal Club on the first Sunday of each month.
The Association is established to provide:
Assistance to veterans and their dependants by providing a social and support network unifying all three Services in the Borough of Bury.
Veteran presence at established parades in the Borough of Bury.
Raise funds to support veterans & veterans charities in the Borough of Bury.
Provide a social environment including visits, events and trips for veterans and like minded people to further a sense of “belonging” within both the veteran and wider community as a whole.
We work hard to secure funding so far we have secured over £3000
We have received funding from:
*Forever Manchester - Auto Trader - 247 Car Finance
*Greggs Foundation Community Fund
*Local Council Pitch Funding
*Ambition for 4 Ageing