Dame Agnes Weston’s Royal Charity for the Naval Service has migrated fully to home working but continues to provide pastoral support to serving members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and their familiesRead more
A new initiative by the Aggie Weston’s Storybook Waves project has secured funding from the Annington Trust of over £40,000 for the next three years. Launching at the end of September 2017, the ‘Storybook Waves Book Club in a Box’ initiative seeks to relieve the anxiety of separation that families experience by connecting them through books and a nationwide network of Book Clubs.
Held in community houses at 21 base port areas, the Book Clubs will generally be hosted by Aggie Weston’s Pastoral Workers and will run monthly during term time. Aimed primarily at families of deployed personnel, The Book Clubs will seek to bring families together for fun-filled activity sessions based around the theme of a popular children’s book. While children play, parents can socialise and Pastoral Workers will be on hand to provide support and a listening ear to anyone struggling with the challenges that deployment can bring.Read more
Since the closure of Braeholm, Aggie’s has been working with the executive Team at HMNB Clyde and the local Chaplaincy, to figure out how we will continue to help the local naval community. We are pleased to launch our newest project, ‘Welcome to Scotland’.
‘Welcome to Scotland’ is a project that provides support and advice for families who are deciding to relocate to Scotland after the serving member has been assigned to the area.Read more
Aggie Weston’s was delighted to receive a £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund, the charitable fund set up to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty, The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.Read more