The founder of Nanny Biscuit and CAFgas CIC has been shortlisted in the Welsh Veterans Awards

James Hunt has been shortlisted in the Community Award, which recognises veterans who work for a business, organisation, or charity that has gone above and beyond for their local community.

The Welsh Veterans Award is a registered Not for Profit Organisation that promotes the Military community and the work they do.

This includes recognising Veterans in Business, Fitness, Sport, and the wider community, those reservists doing great things and the Companies that support the Military Community.

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The 2022 awards will be held on June 30 at the Village Hotel, Cardiff and will be hosted by ITV’s Andrea Byrne.

They will be supporting the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity on the night.

James was nominated by his wife, Kerry, to recognise the work that Nanny Biscuit and CAFgas CIC do for the Flintshire and wider community.

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James served in Afghanistan and was injured during Herrick 19 2013. He has lived with a physical disability for six years and suffered both with the disability and his mental health after he was medically discharged.

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Nanny Biscuit, named after his nan who would sneak her grandchildren biscuits, was founded as a way of dealing with these issues and as a way to help the community.

Their work has seen over 46,000 meals delivered to the most vulnerable people in communities around Northeast Wales and Chester, and other projects such as buddy calls for lonely people, subsidised food, and free emergency food packages.

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To make it sustainable, James used his own gas company, changing it into a social enterprise and creating CAFgas CIC.

On the nomination, James said: “I would like to thank my lovely wife Kerry for nominating me for the Welsh veteran’s community awards last month. And really humbled to announce I'm shortlisted in the final. I would like to thank all the amazing volunteers for CAFgas CIC and Nanny Biscuit, this nomination is for all of us.”

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