Royal British Legion Drop-in Coffee Morning
WE’RE BACK - COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR FORCES VETERANS
At last, after nearly 5 months in “lockdown”, we are thrilled to be able to resume our drop-in coffee mornings for HM Forces and veterans.
We are also delighted to announce that Bonds Estate Agents and Cadman Wealth Planning, both in Thornbury have very generously sponsored the programme – tangible support for the community from the community, and we are extremely grateful to them.
Since the launch of the Royal British Legion’s monthly drop-in coffee mornings in Thornbury in June 2019, a significant number of local veterans (who were previously unknown to us) have joined us in Hawkes House for coffee, a chat, and the chance to get some specific advice and support from the team of professionals on a variety of issues.
We are very grateful to the management and staff at Hawkes House for their support and for the warm welcome which we always receive.
Several of our drop-in visitors have also now joined the Thornbury branch of the Royal British Legion and it looks likely that more will follow, which is a bonus. Some have only recently left the Forces, whilst others have been in “civvy street” for a number of years. Their challenges have included loneliness, isolation, depression, bereavement and post-traumatic stress, as well as some physical disabilities.
The opportunity for us to meet these veterans, to hear their stories and then to be able to offer some practical support and comradeship is a truly heart-warming and rewarding experience for all those involved, and is making the monthly coffee mornings extremely worthwhile.
The next coffee morning which takes place on the second Thursday of every month will be on Thursday 13th August from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. in Hawkes House.
If you are a serving member or a veteran of HM Forces, just drop in – you WILL be welcome !