WOODY'S Lodge has achieved the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award for 2021.

Situated at Penlan Farm near Llandysul, Woody’s Lodge is a meeting space where those who have served in the Armed Forces can find expert advice across a range of topics, as well as the chance to make new friends and re-connect with their loved ones.

Awarded by the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Wales (RFCA), the award recognises employers who have demonstrated their support for the Armed Forces community through implementing practical policies in the workplace.

Penparcau Community Forum Ltd also achieved the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award for 2021.

Situated in Penparcau, the Forum is a community-led organisation that develops sustainable and inclusive community activities for the benefit of all.

Following the announcement of the awards, Ceredigion County Council’s Chairman and Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Paul Hinge said: “I’m delighted that two high profile charities that operate in Ceredigion have been recognised for their contribution in the Employers Recognition Scheme. 

"I know that the Armed Forces Community both serving and those who are veterans really appreciate the hard work these organisations have put in to achieve these awards.

"They are there to help those transitioning back into civilian life and those who are reservists to bring their highly transferable skills back into our community to help enhance the future of Ceredigion. My most heartfelt congratulations.” 

Graham Jones, Woody’s Lodge Chief Executive Officer said: “It was such a nice surprise to receive the award in recognition for the hard work carried out by our team across Wales.”