With the summer officially here and July now upon us, it has been a very busy month for our wonderful Heroes in Wales.
There has been an Armed Forces Transition Day, fun at Armed Forces Day and a wonderful relaxing day out on the barges in the Brecon Beacons.
We had BoB/BoS old and new participating, volunteering and joining in with all of the fun, frivolity and socialising in the truly welcoming Welsh manner.
Armed Forces Day was hosted in the grand castle in the picturesque town of Caerphilly. It is thefirsttime Armed Forces Day has ever been held in the Welsh valley. The town’s people are among the most hospitable in Wales and welcomed H4H with open arms. In fact, our wonderful volunteers and Band of Brothers had sold out of everything but a few T-shirts and a hoody just after lunch. Wow, what a fantastic team effort!
Trivia: The Castle was constructed by Gilbert de Claire in the 13th century as part of his campaign to conquer Glamorgan.
Our Dragonfly Barge day in the picturesque Brecon Beacons was more than needed by our “Blokes,” their families and of course our “Hero Kids” after the exciting and fun packed week.
Our boats were captained by our wonderful Band of Brothers, so of course everyone had to obey orders!
It was lovely seeing new members of the fellowship making new friends along with our regular members; hearing lots of funny stories; and playing some fun games with the “Hero Kids” (not so funny for one of the BoBs who can’t swim and was convinced he was going overboard. This went down a treat with everyone). The typical Welsh weather did not dampen anyone’s spirits and everyone got to share different picnics and lots of cake.
Everyone finished a fantastic day with coffee and more cake provided by the wonderful owners of the Tipple and Tiffin.
One of our BoBs said afterwards: “We had a fantastic time on the barge, meeting different families and on the river ride. Thanks for the great experience.”
What’s happening next month:
We have a great day out planned for everyone of any age. There will be lots of monkeying around and fun interactions at The Welsh National Monkey Sanctuary on Saturday 23 July.
There is also a coffee morning being held in Debenhams in Swansea on Wednesday 27 July, where you will be able to discuss any ideas you may have for events and socialising in your area.
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