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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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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 www.contactarmedforces.co.uk making online help seeking easier for those in need.

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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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Help 4 Homeless Veterans CEO and Chairman of Trustees visit Rotherham Mayor

Steve Bentham-Bates CEO and Doncaster Councillor John Healy Chair of Trustees of Help 4 Homeless Veterans met up with Councillor Eve Rose Keenan and her husband consort Pat at a tea held for veterans and took the opportunity to view the memorial painting of Rotherham Soldier Sgt Ian Mckay VC Parachute Regiment who died during the Falklands War 35 years this month.

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Co-op and Royal British Legion Partnership

Rethink Remembrance

On Monday 22nd May the Co-op Distribution centre in Alfreton launched 2 lorries onto the road with fantastic poppy designs. The Co-op are big supporters of The Royal British Legion, with many of their employees being veterans, having served in the Falklands, Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland. The reason to launch the ‘poppy lorries’ now rather than in November is to commemorate the Falklands war which ended 14th June 1982, 35 years ago.

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