The Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters community enjoyed a Summer Festival at Help for Heroes Recovery Centre Tedworth House on Friday.
Musicians also turned out to entertain the 300 wounded, injured and sick heroes who came to the event. They provided entertainment for listening residents, staff and members of the Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters. Despite heavy rainfall, spirits were not dampened and the festival was deemed a huge success.
Open to both male and female members, the Band of Brothers provides life-long support to those with a career limiting/ending injury or illness attributable to service, and the Band of Sisters provides lifelong support to their loved ones.
“Events such as these allow our wounded, injured and sick to come together and have the opportunity to socialise with others in similar situations and facing similar challenges,” said Head of Recovery South, Giles Woodhouse.
“Family support is something we care passionately about at Help for Heroes and our Summerfest allows the WIS community to enjoy a fun day out with their loved ones. We appreciate that spending time as a family unit is often difficult to achieve, which is why these events are so important.
“Our Summer Fete and Tedfest last year was hugely successful but, despite the rain, I think we managed to even surpass that this year. There was a great sense of community throughout the day and the atmosphere felt really special. I’d like to thanks Marland Music Management, our BoB/BoS team and the hard work of our amazing volunteers for allowing this amazing event to happen.”
The Band of Brothers and their families arrived at 2.00pm forCream Teas and to enjoy other activities including a ride on a Steam Train, Archery, a visit to the Charity Stalls and Kids Corner - many staying all afternoon to relax and soak up the atmosphere of a fun-filled event at the Wiltshire-based Recovery Centre. The evening saw the wonderful Blue Apple team put on a delicious Hog Roast whilst everybody enjoyed listening to the music entertainment.
Artists who performed were; Lauree Couchman, Terry Couchman, Bryan Folklaw aka Jambalaya, Laura Jayne Burt, Barny Holmes (De’Vide), Mike & Grizz (Unit 10 Studios) and Richie Burnett aka ARBY.
Contact the Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters team on 01980 844280 to find out more about joining if you or someone you know would benefit from this lifetime support network run by Help for Heroes.