Royal British Legion Drop-in Coffee Morning
Since the launch of the Royal British Legion’s monthly drop-in coffee mornings in Thornbury earlier this year, 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.
We are very grateful to the management and staff at Hawkes House for their support and for the warm welcome which we always receive.
One of our drop-in visitors has 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 14th November from 9.30am to 11.30am, and we will be there again on December 12th.
If you are a veteran of HM Forces, just drop in – you WILL be welcome!