This week sees Help for Heroes Band of Sisters members embark on the first of many relaxing trips to Champneys spas this autumn, as owners Dorothy and Stephen Purdew have kindly offered them 200 free two-night stays at their countryside health spas.
Stephen comments, “My family and I are looking forward to welcoming our Band of Sisters guests as part of our first charity campaign with Help for Heroes.
The Help for Heroes philosophy of focusing on the positives – on abilities, not disabilities – is reflected in our way of thinking at Champneys as we help our guests to have complete wellbeing so it was a natural fit to extend our support. We hope the Band of Sisters enjoy the opportunity to relax, be pampered and chat with other people in the network.”
Band of Sisters’ member Sarah Bennett is really looking forward to the experience: “I was over the moon when I found out that Champneys were offering a pamper break to the Help for Heroes Band of Sisters and that I was actually lucky enough to get a place. It is a dream come true - this is my way of getting away from it all!
My husband was injured in Afghanistan, suffered a traumatic brain injury, and is currently on a recovery programme. It has been very tough on our family and turned our world upside down. Having Help for Heroes and being part of the support network through Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters has been a saviour for us and receiving treats such as this along the way is so important. It helps us to "forget" just for a moment knowing that someone actually cares. For me personally, I am so grateful for everything that Help for Heroes provides, and for the support of others – like Champneys – that we have been lucky enough to receive.”
Read more about Help for Heroes' Band of Sisters here.