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Blind veteran from Lancashire to take on fastest zip line in the world for his 90th birthday

A blind veteran from Chorley, Lancashire is planning on celebrating his 90th birthday by traveling down Zip World Velocity in Bethesda, North-West Wales, the fastest zip line in the world, and the longest in Europe.

Bob Hill, who turned 90 in May, will be raising money for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, by flying down the world famous wire, on which pervious participants have been known to travel as fast as 100mph.

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Kent and Medway Armed Forces Network – Armed Forces Champions Training

21 June 2017 – 3PWRR Army Reserve Centre, St Margaret’s St, Rochester, ME1 3BG
17 October 2017 – 3PWRR, Army Reserve Centre, Leros Barracks, Canterbury, CT1 1HR

Would you like to know more about the Armed Forces and become a Champion for serving personnel, veterans/ex-service personnel, their immediate families or carers who may need our services?
The Kent and Medway Armed Forces Network is now running sessions of the Sussex award winning
CPD accredited Champions Training.

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The Ripple Pond Receives Armed Forces Covenant Funding

Aldershot, Hampshire: The Ripple Pond is thrilled to announce the release of funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund. This will be used to highlight, support and engage with local Hampshire military families.

The Ripple Pond is a self-help support network for adult family members and friends of the physically or emotionally injured Service Personnel and Veterans. Through group meetings, a buddy system and a secret forum we provide a non-judgmental and confidential outlet to meet others coping with similar experiences. We are finding that caring for loved ones leaves many vulnerable to potential secondary trauma themselves – anxiety, stress, loneliness…

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Student from Abergele climbs Snowden blindfolded to support sight loss charity

An occupational therapy student from Abergele has reached the summit of Wales’ highest peak, Snowden, having completed the walk completely blindfolded. She has done so to raise awareness and money for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Izzy Jones, currently a student in York, embarked on the epic walk on Sunday 4 June. Despite the daunting task, Izzy maintains it was the support of her guide that helped her to the top of the mountain in one piece.

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Help for Heroes Wellbeing focus

Help for Heroes has launched a new Wellbeing focus, to encourage its beneficiaries to improve their overall health and wellbeing this summer.

Over the next three months, the charity will be sharing a whole toolkit on social media and the Help for Heroes website, complete with nutrition tips, advice on how to relax and sleep better, and sharing the health benefits of getting outdoors – as well as a series of yoga videos.

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A message from The Felix Fund

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community across the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force attends over 2,500 call outs to suspect devices, WWII bombs, and terrorist situations in Great Britain each year.

With the UK having recently been struck by an increase in terrorist activity; the Manchester bombing and attacks in London have had a national impact and our thoughts are with all of those affected.

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CLC World Resorts & Hotels hosts our group holiday at Costa del Sol resort

Thanks to the generosity of CLC World Resorts & Hotels, seven families from Give Us Time stayed at CLC Club La Costa World multi-resort on the Costa del Sol for a week in May. This was the second group holiday donated by CLC World, a long-time supporter of the Give Us Time cause.

The seven families had a wonderful time in a beautiful and peaceful location with loads of amenities to choose from: swimming pools, beaches and kids’ entertainment!

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