H4H bring veterans together with festive workshop

Help for Heroes recently hosted a wreath making workshop at the Resource Centre to help wounded, injured and sick veterans and their families to connect with others in their community.

The workshop took place on 5th December in the centre’s Ford Hall and was attended by 15 Band of Brother members, veterans, family members. The class was run by Sue Owens one of Help for Heroes’ Band of Sisters, a fellowship group for those who care for and support Band of Brothers.

Harriet Wilson, Band of Brothers/Sisters Coordinator North East for Help for Heroes, said: “The workshop was an opportunity for our veterans and their family members to try something different and have the opportunity to meet others in their area and to bring back some of the camaraderie which would have been lost since leaving the military.

“Some veterans can find it very difficult around Christmas so we try to provide free and enjoyable events for them to attend. The wreath making was a huge success. Not only did it successfully bring people from the Middlesbrough area together, they learnt new skills and left with a beautiful festive wreath to display over the festive season.”

For further information about Help for Heroes visit: www.helpforheroes.org.uk