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Thursday 23 February 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

We started the month with some adventure golf. 12 of us had a wonderful time in the trendiest indoor golf in town whilst getting to know each other better through friendly competition.

In time for Valentine’s Day we had a wonderful evening the day before getting treated to new nails and a face full of lovely makeup courtesy of the amazing Lee Pycroft. It was great to see familiar faces and new ones too!

At Adventure Golf in Hastings the following Wednesday, we did not let the rain dampen our spirits! It was a great way to start the half term! ‘Thank you Adrianna for a lovely afternoon, I can't tell you how needed it was for us. Damp but great fun.’

So what has March got to offer us?

  • Thursday 2 March: Brighton Pavilion Tour
  • Sunday 5 March: Skiffing (rowing)
  • Saturday 11 March: Scotland v England in Reading Walkabout
  • Friday 24 March: Up the Creek (comedy night) Greenwich
  • Friday 31 March: Manzes Pie and Mash (Tower Bridge)

If you would like to register interest with any other those events, email: adrianna.bennett-yard@helpforheroes.org.uk

South Central | Pip's update

We have had three BoB/BoS events this month. The lovely Lorraine Kelly made a flying visit to Tedworth House to discover more about Hidden Wounds and the services it offers. Eight Band of Sisters shared a delicious lunch with Lorraine in the palmery at the end of Café Hero. It was a great opportunity to have a good chat with Lorraine and meet other local BoS.

On Friday 10 February a wonderful florist called Jude came and showed 12 BoB/BoS how to make a hand tied Valentine’s bouquet. The flowers we used were all stunning and all the greenery including rosemary (for remembrance) came from the gardens at Tedworth House. Each bouquet was finished with a lovely silver bow. I’m sure that the lucky recipients were delighted with their bouquets.

On a beautiful sunny day 27 BoB/BoS and their families gathered at The Lower Moor Farm nature reserve near Swindon and fellow BoB Mike Harrison (now working for the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust) delivered an amazing bushcraft day. Activities included: making fire by various methods, flints, fire sticks, building a shelter, making bows and arrows and preparing game (pigeon) and cooking it on the open fire. Lunch was for most of the children largely marshmallow based but there were also beans and potatoes cooked on the fire. Everyone had a great day. “I just wanted to thank you and everyone else involved for another lovely day today. Tonight we have very tired but very happy children.”

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