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Tuesday 28 March 2017

BoB BoS South Updates

Posted by Help For Heroes | Categories: Band Of Brothers , Band Of Sisters , Beneficiaries , Bandstand

London and South East | Adrianna's update

The end of February saw a group of 7 BoB and BoS head into Windsor to make and eat an enormous amount of fudge at the Fudge Kitchen. I think we can all agree, the chap who hosted us there was incredibly entertaining and made us all feel really welcome.

After a really great activity, we felt like we hadn’t had enough sugar, so went for a hot chocolate down the road. Was really fab to see you all; hopefully we will be able to book it up again soon! Band of Sister Siobhan said: ‘Thanks so much for today another great day out, loved it so did Ruby, see you next week.’

On the 2 March 6 of us went to Brighton Pavilion. I don’t know about all of you who came, but I am still not over how stunning the inside is (we can’t show you as photos aren’t allowed!). Half way through, we treated ourselves to a cheeky scone and a cuppa. It was really lovely to see you all!

‘Thank you all for the visit to Brighton Pavilion today. It was very interesting and well worth the visit. Great to meet you all.’ Geoff, BoB

As you probably saw in the news, beautiful Vera Lynn turned 100 this month, and to celebrate, they held an evening of music to celebrate her. 10 lucky BoBs and their BoSs, got the amazing opportunity to be there on the night for an evening of historical importance and even got a view of Queen Elizabeth herself.

‘Thank you so much for the tickets myself and Jennie had a wonderful night, they were amazing seats and The Queen arrived, the show was amazing to be a part of a bit of history I felt humbled to be there.’ Grace, BoB

South Central | Pip's update

March has been a busy one in the South Central region starting with a visit from Ross Kemp to Tedworth House at the beginning of the month. Over 90 BoB/BoS attended a great evening full of laughter and war stories. Ross was brilliant and stayed for a while afterwards chatting with everyone. Band of Brother Jill said, “Just to say the Ross Kemp evening was awesome, I loved it, thank you.”

On 21 March Aardman Animation came to Tedworth House and delivered a really fun workshop showing us how to make Gromit. The animator Guy was the most brilliant instructor and 8 BoB/BoS all made brilliant and very different Gromits. It was a lovely relaxed session and a great opportunity for people to have a catch up at the same time. One Band of Brother who was lucky enough to attend the animation workshop said “I would just like to say thank you so much for a lovely afternoon activity. I did not know what to expect and the experience of something I have not done was lovely. The group were very welcoming and really nice to chat to.”

I have just come back from a lovely BoB/BoS get together in Poole. The rain was torrential when we arrived but by the time we left Poole was bathed in glorious sunshine. We had a lovely few hours catching up and it was wonderful for BoB and BoS that live locally to get to know each other. The RM Poole Community Centre were very welcoming and kept us plied with delicious food and coffee.

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