“We had a wonderful time at Wood Hall – it’s such a calming and relaxing place”

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Last week Give Us Time sent four military families – a total of eighteen people and a combination of family and friends, to the fabulous Wood Hall in the Lake District. We would like to thank the hosts for their kind donation of time.

Wood Hall is a stunning house that sleeps eighteen people and has six acres of landscaped gardens. The house has beautiful views across Skiddaw, Grassmore and the Lorton and Buttermere valleys. The gardens, designed by Thomas Mawson in 1910 are a haven. Considering that there were eleven children in the group one can only imagine the fun they had, especially considering that there was croquet, boules, swings, slides and a trampoline available!

Wood Hall Family 4The families who went are all close friends and family and include active service personnel and veterans. This was a much-needed opportunity for them to stop, relax and reconnect with each other as well as a chance to thank those whose support has been invaluable.

As one family member said: “We had a wonderful time at Wood Hall – it is such a calming and relaxing place.  Even though there was a large group of us – there was so much space and the gardens are beautiful – the children weren’t seen for hours!  The value of being able to get away to a place such as Wood Hall cannot be quantified – it is simply essential for service families to regain those connections that are essential to maintain a healthy family life.”

Give Us Time and the families would like to send our “heartfelt thanks” to the brilliant owners of Wood Hall for their generous donation of time to military families in need.

For more information on Give Us Time or on ways to support military families please visit www.giveustime.org.uk or email enquiries@giveustime.org.uk.

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