Launched in August 2008, with successive Lieutenant Governors as Patron – His Excellency Lt General Sir Andrew Ridgway, His Excellency General Sir John McColl and now Jersey’s current Lieutenant Governor Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton has honoured us with his patronage.
We have been able to provide over 2,400 holidays in the past nine years. Thanks to the generous support from Jersey and the UK, we have had the privilege of providing nine holidays in 2008, 165 in 2009, growing rapidly to about 300 per year.
Nominations for our holidays come from the good offices of established military welfare organisations such as The Not Forgotten Association, Veterans UK, Personnel Recovery Units (PRU’s), the Royal Air Forces Association, Combat Stress, SSAFA, Help for Heroes, Blesma, The Royal British Legion, SAMA 82, and Blind Veterans UK; all of these organisations are key to identifying veterans deserving of and in need of a holiday. Serving personnel come to us via their Unit or Regimental Welfare Officer.