Our Operation R and R.
Is a new, developing veterans retreat based in Harrieshead, Staffordshire.
We have work parties most Thursdays and Fridays 10am til 5pm and our volunteers help us to develop our vision. Our vision is to create a sustainable 'safe space' for veterans, their families and the community to undertake activities that seek to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
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The Tri-Services and Veterans Support Centre's Operation R and R is a project within the Midlands Veterans Places, Pathways and People Program. This program is lead by Defence Medical Welfare Services and we are one of 10 project partners. The funds are vital for the site and will primarily be funding activities on sight for veterans, families and the community over the next 2 years. Portfolios are happening in every Op Courage region and seek to create a lasting network of partnerships for veterans across the UK.
Activities are advertised via Facebook and the website so check in and contact to take place.
TSVSC are super pleased and grateful to receive this funding so we can develop our provision to the Armed Forces Community.
Check out our activities and events below.
Thai Chi runs every Thursday 6 - 7pm in Newcastle under Lyme. Thai Chi is free for veterans and their family. This is run by Ken Griffiths, an expert in Thai Chi, Qigong and a veteran himself.
Glass fusion is an exciting technique and one which is suitable for beginners to the craft. You can learn to make an array of items using glass. Lisa is our teacher for this activity.
We have bees onsite and they are busy laying 100's of eggs as this is their peak season. Our Bee Keeper, Dave is running workshops and teaching others to learn the craft. We hope to also be selling the honey we make on site.
We are currently creating an archery zone on site and Ian, our teacher, will be running sessions for all ages and sessions that are inclusive and accessible for all. Archery sessions are yet to commence onsite but keep your eyes peeled for more details.
We are lucky to have two bushcraft instructors supporting the site. One is an experienced bushcraft instructor and we are supporting Mick through his training currently. Bushcraft sessions will be taking place on site and will cover an array of topics soon.
We were so pleased to be asked to be one of the Beacon lighting sites to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee. We had over 150 people on site to celebrate this occasion.
Keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming events.
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