Adrianna's update: London and the South East
As we say farewell to what has been the longest month in history, I would like to say that I hope you had a very Happy New Year and have had a chance to look at our new Hidden Wounds videos on social media?
Although January has been a long one, it has also been a great one full of, photography lessons, information days, curry night, pottery, famous-film-director-meeting and a real highlight; volunteering at Eagle Heights birds of prey centre.
A team of us went down to Kent, gardening gloves in hand, trimming hedges, building fences, walking huskies and much more. We all felt with a real sense of achievement and community spirit! The day proved very popular, so keep an eye on your inbox for similar opportunities.
Adrianna your regional coordinator has also started working once a fortnight out of the RBLI village in Aylesford Kent. Please get in touch if you would like to meet her there for a chat!
So what’s coming up for fellowship?
- Sunday 3rd February, London: Watching a rugby match and lunch
- Tuesday 6th February, Oxfordshire: Bowling
- Monday 12th February, London: Tower of London, Key ceremony
- Tuesday 13th February, Buckinghamshire: Trampoline park with private room
- Wednesday 14th February, Kent: RBLI information day (romantic isn’t it!)
- Sunday 18th February, Surrey: Skiffing (rowing)
- Wednesday 28th, Sussex: Pottery painting
If you have any suggestions for a great place for a fellowship meeting place, or would like to sign a loved one up to the Band of Sisters fellowship, please email: Adrianna.firstname.lastname@example.org
Philippa's update: South Central
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and it was great to see so many of you at the various events that we held before the ‘main event’.
2018 is now well underway and I am in the process of organising various events for the year to come. Februarys events are listed in the box below.
For those of you that don’t already know about it, there is a now a scale modelling club at Tedworth House. Open to BoB and BoS, it takes place in the Avon room on the first Tuesday of every month. Start time is midday and it finishes at 5pm. The group is supported by Models for Heroes who provide models, equipment, help and advice. No experience is necessary and you can attend as and when you are able. Please sign in at the reception on arrival and you will be shown to Avon room.
The first dates for 2018 are below:
Tuesday 6th February
Tuesday 6th March
Tuesday 3rd April
Some of you may have engaged and volunteered already with one of our charity partners Step Together. They are keen to promote their new Veterans in Volunteering programme to both BoB and BoS in the area. They are looking for veterans and BoS to support other wounded injured and sick in their recovery. For more information please look at this link www.step-together.or.uk/viv or ring Demelza on 07872 635073.
We have some exciting things coming up for February:-
Regional get together
RM Poole family Centre
Family Day and treasure hunt
Coffee morning for BoB and BoS with young children.
NSPCC Centre, Tidworth
Veterans Outreach Service
Royal Maritime Club, Portsmouth.