Our extensive programme of outings and lunches is designed to give a boost to service men and women of all ages, to provide companionship with like-minded people, to meet old friends and make new acquaintances. Each year we support some 2,000 individuals from all the services and the Merchant Navy through a wide range of activities including boat cruises, the Bluebell Railway, Highgrove Gardens, military and ceremonial occasions, Remembrance events, the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, international rugby matches and horse racing at Ascot. Our Christmas lunches around the UK provide much-needed cheer for several hundred service men and women at what can be a difficult time of year for those who are isolated as a result of their injuries or disability.
These days out, often with a meal and a drink, can be hugely beneficial and give our guests the opportunity to experience again the comradeship they once knew and there is often an immediate bond and mutual respect between the generations as they share their stories and memories. Simply having something to look forward to and a reminder that they have not been forgotten can provide a tremendous lift to an individual’s spirits and general health.
“Being in a care home can become monotonous, your events give residents something to look forward to and there are countless memories once they have been. It’s an enormous motivator and creates such happiness for our residents.” – Sussexdown Nursing Home
Contact our events team for more information on upcoming trips.