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“Thank you so much for my family’s break at Center Parcs”

One of our military families has just returned from a short break at Center Parcs Elveden which enabled the family to unwind and reconnect as a family unit. This village is set in stunning 400 acres of Elveden Forest where many gorgeous muntjac deer roam! There are all sorts of activities for families to enjoy including walks, cycle paths and all the fun to be had on Center Parcs’ largest water sport lake: try the exhilarating Cable Water Ski and ‘The Drop’, if you fancy free-falling 10 metres!

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Give Us Time supporter, Chris Grech, a Maltese National, has been shortlisted for the International Award at the 2018 Soldiering On Awards!

Give Us Time is thrilled that one of its long-time supporters, Chris Grech, has been shortlisted for the International Award, at the Soldiering On Awards, which will be decided in April this Year.

Chris, a Maltese National, has been supporting Give Us Time since 2014, donating accommodation at the Balkan Jewel Resort in Bulgaria to British Service families in need of respite and recuperation.

When Chris Grech heard about the charity Give Us Time, formed to meet the needs of Service families, he offered to run a pilot group holiday: a week at the Balkan Jewel Resort in March 2015.

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Service Families’ From Headley Court Benefit From Respite Break

In October Give Us Time sent five families to the amazing Azure Resort in Malta in collaboration with the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Center at Headley Court. We are all incredibly grateful to the Azure Resort for this generous donation as one of our family members said “we just want to thank you all again, it is just amazing that there are people out there helping others”.

The feedback from the families has been wonderful: they all had a great break relaxing and reconnecting as well as exploring the island.

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Country Sports Week

Tucked away in the North-East of Scotland, the Kildermorie Lodge once again played host to a group of veterans for a country sports week from 29th October – 5th November. Generously organised and funded by Army veteran Graeme Barlow and his wife, Nicki – both long-standing supporters of the NFA – 28 veterans were treated to a week of clay-pigeon shooting, fishing, walking, target shooting and more

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Walking With The Wounded join the team at Hougoumont Farm in Belgium to unearth secrets from the epic Battle of Waterloo.

Waterloo Uncovered is “the groundbreaking charity that combines world-class archaeology with veteran care and recovery”. The project began on the farm in 2015, founded by Mark Evans and Charlie Foinette who studied archaeology together at University College London before joining the army. Both chose the Coldstream Guards, the British regiment that played a vital role in the allied victory at Waterloo.

In 2010, returning from Afghanistan, Mark was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). When the MoD began a project to support veterans through archaeology, this revelation got the friends thinking.

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Thanking our Forces scheme from BedPosts

For 2016, BedPosts, an online forum of small accommodation providers in the U. K., have started their version called Thanking Our Forces. This will be our way of honouring our forces. serving or retired, at Remembrance weekend. Participating accommodation providers will provide a minimum of one room totally free of charge, no strings, for the night of Saturday 12th November, breakfast included if they serve that. On arrival, Military ID is shown and there is no charge for the room. Please note that ID must be provided. otherwise free accommodation is at the provider’s discretion.

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