Providing Joanna with a relaxing break

Royal Air Force personnel from RAF Brize Norton donated a cheque for £500 to Flowerdown House in Weston-super-Mare. Photo: Heidi Burton ABIPP Contact Royal Air Forces Association PR

Royal Air Force personnel from RAF Brize Norton donated a cheque for £500 to Flowerdown House in Weston-super-Mare. Photo: Heidi Burton ABIPP

The RAF Association’s welfare support can provide more than material items. For some it can provide relaxation. For Joanna it was giving her a much-needed holiday with a friend to Flowerdown House in Weston-super-Mare.

Joanna’s husband did his National Service in the Royal Air Force, as a mechanic at RAF Hereford. He passed away 11 years ago, and Joanna missed the companionship when it came to going on holiday.

She was aware of the Association’s Wings Break hotels as she is a member of her local branch, and when she was considering going she spoke to her local Area Welfare Officer to see if she was able to visit and have her holiday subsidised. The first time Joanna visited with her friend they went for a week, unsure if they would enjoy it. They now go back every year for a two-week break. Joanna says that the employees are very friendly, and the other guests are lovely. She enjoys the trips out and the meals were always well cooked and plentiful.

There is another reason Joanna likes to go to Flowerdown in particular, as she and her husband used to keep a caravan there, so it reminds her of those happy times. She calls it a home from home.

For further information or to book your trip away call 0800 0182 361 or click here.

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