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12 July – 18:30 – 21:00 – Heropreneurs Supports the bigger picture

Wed 12 July 2017, 18:30 – 21:00 BST

The Tower Room, London & Partners, 6th Floor, 2 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2RR

In February 2017 an artist and photgrapher, both ex-British Army, teamed up with an award winning documentary film maker to work alongside wildlife rangers in the Zambian bush. This summer they are creating a unique insight into the little known world of anti-poaching to raise over £40k for the men and women protecting African wildlife.

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Future for Heroes – Business Development / Open Day

Friday 16th June – 10:30 am – 4.00 pm – Brathay Hall, Ambleside, Lake District

Future for Heroes (F4H) is pleased to invite you to an ‘Open Day’, to be held with The Brathay Trust in the Lake District where we run our courses. We wish to show you how our personal change programme can be the beginning of a new journey for the minority of veterans (and leavers) who may find the transition from the military a challenge.

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Mutual Support – Cycling 100 miles

In early February 17 my brother asked me if I would accompany him on a high profile ‘Sportive cycle event’ where he and some friends intend to raise awareness for BLESMA, knowing I was not very experienced at cycling I hesitantly agreed. He then told me the ride was 100 miles through the Lincolnshire countryside and will take place on the 6 May so I would need to get my skates on and start training. My initial thoughts were, ‘nightmare, what have I let myself in for’. Training for the event was always going to be difficult, balancing it with work and the inclement weather, more importantly, I didn’t have a bike. My son generously loaned me his ‘Time Trials bike’, I bought a Turbo Trainer and set them up in my conservatory where I could get used to the bike without embarrassing myself on the roads and for somewhere to train during the bad weather.

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The Contact Website – Gary Driscoll – Combat Stress

Gary gives us an insight into his mental health journey. To follow the journeys of others and to find out more about getting military mental health support from our team and others. Cobseo is proud to be a partner of Contact, a group of military charities and other entities working with the NHS and the MOD to simplify the way the military community can find support with their mental health and wellbeing. Contact has recently relaunched their website making online help seeking easier for those in need.

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Still places available – SCiP Alliance conference on 28th June in Winchester

There are still some places available to see the excellent line-up of leading policy, research and practice contribution: Conference Keynote: Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP (MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, Chair of the APPG for the Armed Forces Covenant) Research keynote: Nicola Fear, King’s College London. A panel discussion chaired by General Sir John McColl (Chairman, Cobseo – The Confederation of Service Charities) will be an opportunity to engage with experts to discuss what bridges will help service children make smooth and confident transitions.

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National military charity brings together Oxfordshire Bletchley Park veteran and Dorset World War II codebreaker

Mary from Witney (right) met fellow WWII veteran Lorna from Dorset (left) at Women’s Military Week

A blind veteran from Oxfordshire enjoyed a special trip to Brighton from 15 – 20 May where she met a fellow veteran who served at Bletchley Park at the same time as her.

Mary Turton, 94 and from Witney, visited Brighton for a special week-long series of events celebrating female veterans called Women’s Military Week, hosted by Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

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6th July – Coffee and cake day with local military charity

Worcester residents are invited to attend a morning of coffee and cake hosted by Blind Veterans UK, the charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

The event, which will run from 10:00am – 12:00pm on Thursday 6 July, will be held at the Guildhall.

Victoria Beech, Regional Fundraiser, says: “As an organisation we are very aware that there are many more veterans out there that could benefit from our support. They just need to know that we are here for them. This event will be a great way to raise our profile in the Worcester area, ensuring that no vision-impaired veteran in the area is forced to battle sight loss alone.”

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