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Thursday 23 February 2017

BoB BoS South Updates

Posted by Help For Heroes | Categories: Band Of Brothers , Band Of Sisters , Beneficiaries , Bandstand

South West | Shirley's update

Members of the fellowship in the Southwest have started to enjoy regional outreach and coffee mornings once again and 11 members gathered together in Redruth Cornwall on Thursday 9 February for a catch up. This included a family of 3 generations all belonging to the fellowship (except for the baby) but she is still part of the H4H family. One Band of Brother said” It is so good to catch up with each other, friends old and new”

We also came together for a fun filled time at the Plymouth Alpine Centre for a Snow Tubing and Viper Drop day. All the kids and most of the adults had adrenaline filled fun and thank fully the weather was kind to us and the rain held off. Afterwards we all enjoyed some well-earned refreshment in the Alpine Café where some of our Bobs and BoS families were reunited and some also made new friends. “Thank you for organising today, we had a really good time”

Dates for March:

  • Outreach and get together at Turn to Starboard Falmouth Thursday 2 March 1100-1300
  • Outreach and get together in Barnstable North Devon Wednesday 8 March venue to be confirmed
  • Green Wood Working in Tyntesfield North Somerset Wednesday 22 March
  • Outreach and get together in Launceston Cornwall Thursday 1300-1500. Venues to be confirmed
  • Outreach and get together in Bodmin Airfield café Tuesday 28 March 1130-1330
  • Did you know that Plymouth Recovery Centre has a Veterans Friday each week

If you would like to find out more please email Shirley on Shirley.gray@helpforheores.org.uk

Wales | Ruth's update

As February draws to a close, it is lovely to say that everyone who attended our events really enjoyed a whole plethora of activities. A whopping thirty two of us attended a wonderful Sunday lunch at the very swanky St Mellons Hotel and Country Club. The afternoon was made even more special by the hotel, who dressed a private room with all the trimmings so everyone could enjoy each other’s company wholly, in a relaxing environment with wonderful views. It was a lovely opportunity for guests to relax and share stories – they say laughter is the best medicine and there were certainly some truly wonderful smiles around the table.

It was lovely to see some of our Band of Brothers at Bridgend Veterans Club for Coffee and lots and lots of cake! Every one chatted, laughed, got to meet some new members, and helped welcome them into the fellowship.

The Royal Mint Experience also went down a treat. We had the opportunity of being shown how all of the coins in circulation around Britain and numerous other countries were made. Our members were given a grand tour of the factory and even got to make their own new 12 sided one pound coins, and take them home as a memento. The coins aren’t in circulation until the end of March which was an extra special treat. They got to stand by a million pound in the coins, have a special tour of the museum and learned the Mints history on Memorial Medals - even to their own which are all crafted by hand! I kid you not, every single medal out there is lovingly hand crafted!

This month we have also been working alongside Emily who is our Welsh sports coordinator. Watching how far our attending members are coming along and how much fun everyone is having is truly inspirational! A few of our Band of Sisters have also popped down to Newport Velodrome to support their BoBs, have a cuppa and a chat and also meet other members of the fellowship.

Why are you sat at home reading this when you can come along, participate, meet new friends and most probably have some good old fashioned fun along the way? Life is a journey. We should all make the most out of and smile each day!

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