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Wednesday 02 August 2017

BoB BoS North Updates

Posted by Help For Heroes

Northern Ireland | Alex's Update

Many thanks to those of you that braved the (rainy) summer weather and enjoyed the fun we had in Lady Dixon Park on 19. I do hope to arrange another similar visit, when it’s dry enough to bring the dogs along!

Could you please make sure that you have signed the membership agreement on the BoB/BoS portal – please get in touch if you need a hand with this.

What’s coming up in August:

  • BBQ in Veterans Garden: Colebrooke Garden, Enniskillen, 3 August
  • Group visit to Phoenix House: Catterick, 14-17 August

If you need any more information or to sign up to any of the forthcoming events, please email me

Scotland | Gerry's update

Since the last Bandstand just look at what has been happening in Scotland!

British Superbike Championships at Knockhill    

A few lucky BoB/BoS got the opportunity to meet Luke Mossey and see him race at Knockhill race track recently.

Perfect Afternoon Tea Cookery Class in Elgin

Meet and Greets in Kirkcaldy, Aberdeen, Dumfries and Edinburgh – a fantastic way to meet up with BoB/BoS to meet new friends and catch up!

Family Fun Day/Clan Games in the Lothians – some of our Band of Brothers and Sisters enjoyed a brilliant day at the Military Museum Scotland.  It was great to see so many beneficiaries and their loved ones get together and meet some of our amazing volunteers. Hero Bear even made a guest appearance, scoring a few goals and judging the Teddy Bear's Picnic!

Monthly Drop-In Clinics   

There will be new monthly drop-in clinics starting up in the Coming Home Centre, Glasgow, on the last Friday of each month and in The Lothian Veterans Centre on the first Friday of each month. There will also be regular drop-in clinics at the Poppy Scotland Centre, Inverness (quarterly – dates to be confirmed). 

This will be an opportunity to come along and see me to discuss any support issues or if you fancy popping in for a chat and saying hello. There will a smile, cup of tea and maybe even a bacon roll!

What’s coming up in August:

  • Family Fun Day/Clan Games in Ayrshire: Kincase Church, Prestwick, Saturday 12 August
  • One Day Emergency First Aid at Work course: Come Home Centre, Glasgow, Wednesday 16 August
  • Meet and Greet: the Potting Shed, Forres, Thursday 17 August
  • Meet and Greet: the Graham Hotel, Falkirk, Monday 21 August
  • Meet and Greet: Military Museum Scotland, Wilkieston, Lothian, Wednesday 23 August
  • Monthly drop-in clinic: Coming Home Centre, Glasgow, Friday 25 August
  • Monthly drop-in clinic: Lothian Veterans Centre, Dalkieth, Friday 1 September
  • Woodworking Workshop: Scottish War Blinded Linburn Centre, Wilkieston, Saturday 19 September
  • Family Fun Day/Clan Games in the Highlands: the Highland Cycle Ability Centre, Saturday 16 September

Please email me at gerry.mcgregor@helpforheroes.org,uk if you need any more information about any of the events.

North East | Harriet's update

We had some lovely gifted events in July from Redcar Races to a cinema showing of Dunkirk. We had great feedback from you all so thank you to all that attended these events. On the 13 we had a lovely coffee morning with endless amounts of cake.

Please remember if you have not yet signed the membership agreement please do this before you attend any BoB & BoS events, if you have any problems accessing this please do let me know. Could I also ask that if you are happy for us to take any photos of yourselves and family please could you click here and fill in the Photo Consent Form.

What’s coming up in August:

  • Family Summer BBQ: Phoenix House RC, 15 August
  • Garden Party: Phoenix House RC, 25 August
  • York BoB/BoS meet up: TBC, 23 August

North West | Kevin's update

We have had some great regional meetings over the last month and it’s been great to meet so many more BoB/BoS from the region. Our events are getting busier and busier every time.

Please remember if you have not yet signed the membership agreement please do this before you attend any BoB & BoS events, if you have any problems accessing this please do let me know. Could I also ask that if you are happy for us to take any photos of yourselves and family please could you click here and fill in the Photo Consent Form.

If you need any more information or to sign up to any of the forthcoming events, please email me.

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