Friends Open Days 2015
July 2015 saw the first of our exclusive Friends events take place at our four Recovery Centres across the country. More than 220 Friends and their guests embarked on ‘access all area’ tours, seeing first-hand the amazing facilities their support helps to provide, from state of the art sporting equipment, to psychological wellbeing services.
They also heard from the staff who deliver support to our wounded and their families every day as well as five exceptional beneficiary Ambassadors who shared their own very personal stories with great strength as well as humour.
The feedback from our guests was amazing and as a result of their success we’ve included extra dates for 2016! We really hope you’ll be able to join us, and please take a look back at memories from the events last year.
Phoenix House, Catterick
Friends at Phoenix House are shown some of the fantastic pieces by our beneficiaries in the Art Room before exploring the new woodwork centre.
Chavasse House, Colchester
Generations of Friends enjoy the award winning Chelsea Flower Show garden at Chavasse House.
Tedworth House, Tidworth
(Left) Tristian talks our Friends through the state of the art sporting facilities at Tedworth House & (Right) Dave Turner, from specialist charity partner The Wiltshire Wildlife Trust explains the woodland management activities he runs for beneficiaries in the 30 acre grounds.
Parker VC, Plymouth
Some of our Friends enjoying the sunshine and sea air outside of Parker VC
A few kind words from our Friends
"I would just like to say thank you for the invitation and allowing me the privilege to visit Tedworth House. I found the visit a very humbling and also inspiring experience. The facilities and support that are provided are outstanding and you should all be very proud of what is being achieved!," John Carpenter
"We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Chavasse House, the team could not have been better, all so friendly and helpful. If the team we met is an example of the people that look after 'Our Blokes' then we have no worries as to where our small contributions go." Albert and Hazel Rogers
"Tedworth House is a truly inspirational place, we arrived as donors and left as true Friends. Again many thanks for a special day." Tony McDonald