Burnham-On-Sea businesses back new armed forces discount scheme
in Burnham-On-Sea have shown their support for the armed forces
by signing up for a new discount scheme that has just been launched
pubs and takeaways in the town have been asked to display a poster
in their windows offering discounts for soldiers, sailors, airmen
and their families.
scheme has been launched by local former soldier James Heappey
who served in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan during his
10 years in the Army.
response to the scheme from businesses in Burnham has been brilliant
and I hope that many more will be inspired to sign up over the
coming weeks," James told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
is pictured with Ryan Bird, manager of the FoneHouse on the High
Street, who was delighted to join the scheme and has offered a
25% discount on mobile phone accessories in his store.
said: "It's great to be doing our bit I hope plenty
of soldiers are able to take advantage."
Burnham and Highbridge businesses to have signed up include MI
Games, Bessie's Sweet Shoppe, BOS Cafe, Hair of the Dog and Emanuels
is a simple, but effective way for businesses to show that they
support our armed forces and, as a former soldier, I know that
it is this sort of scheme that really makes troops feel special
when they are out in a town," added James.
"You might not be in the market for a haircut, a new computer
game or a quick cup of coffee, but just seeing the posters in
the windows tells you that the people of Burnham-onSea are right
behind you and all you do for our country," added James,
who was selected as the Conservatives' prospective parliamentary
candidate for the Wells constituency earlier this year, as reported
businesses can join the scheme by getting in touch with James