BoB BoS South Update

Wednesday 2 May 2018

National updates
Updates from the North
Updates from the West
Updates from the East

Adrianna’s Update: London and the South East

April has been a brilliant month for fellowship in London and South East despite the terrible weather trying its best to put a dampener on things!

We have had a jam-packed month of craft days, chocolate egg decorating, go-karting, farm visits, bowling, rowing, Spitfire museum, visiting Pooh Bridge, stunt driving, metal detecting, and a personal favourite for me, the Band of Sisters respite day.

We had a brilliant day in Barnett Hill Hotel in Surrey where 25 amazing Band of Sisters were treated to massages, makeup, hair, mani-pedis, afternoon teas, goodie bags and more! One to keep your eye out for in your inboxes for the next respite ballot!

So, what’s on next month?

• Thursday 3rd May: Alice and the Hatter tea room, Kent
• Saturday 12th May: Wing Museum, West Sussex
• Sunday 20th May: God’s Own Junkyard (Neon display), London
• Thursday 24th May: Eagle Heights volunteer day, Kent
• Friday 25th May: The Funky Teapot (pottery), Oxfordshire
• Sunday 27th May: Skiffing (rowing), Surrey
• Monday 28th May: (Bank holiday Monday) Godstone Farm, Surrey
• Wednesday 30th May: The Living Rain Forest, Berkshire
• Thursday 31st May: Abbots View Farm (Alpaca farm), Buckinghamshire

As you probably have seen, the wonderful Zoe Ferries has sadly moved on from Help for Heroes. Moving forward, you will see me at the drop-in clinics for any Help for Heroes advice/support you may need.

Looking forward to seeing you at an event soon.

Philippa’s Update: South Central

April was a very busy month in the South-Central region. 90 BoB/BoS and their families joined us for a damp Easter egg hunt, tea and a very messy crafting session decorating eggs and making Easter crowns.

The following day was gloriously sunny, and we had a wonderful family bush craft session on Lower Moor Farm nature reserve. We all learnt how to build a shelter, make a wooden mallet and start a fire. Lunch was sausages and baked potatoes cooked on the camp fire, followed by delicious s'mores (chocolate digestives wrapped around a hot marshmallow toasted on the fire)!

Ten lovely Band of Sisters enjoyed a wonderful respite weekend at Tedworth House Recovery Centre. The weekend was filled with beauty treatments, reflexology, chocolate making, lots of crafting and even more chatting. Everyone had a great time and went home much refreshed.

Last week a group of us visited Roche Court, a sculpture park near Salisbury. We spent a lovely morning walking around the gardens looking at some amazing pieces of work and then spent the afternoon making our own crazy creature designs.

We ended the month with a great BoB/BoS coffee morning. 25 people joined me for delicious cakes made by Debbie, one of our Band of Sisters.