Families of veterans enjoyed a free programme of activities during the October half-term at the Beacon of Light.
Arranged in partnership with Veterans in Crisis and the Armed Forces Covenant, for the parents and children of those who have served and sacrificed for us.
Over the course of the two days, families joined many Remembrance-themed activities, including poppy painting, recognising a hero and designing their very own commemorative football shirts.
Faith and Phil Brennan enjoyed creating their own shirts – with a very enthusiastic Faith saying it was amazing being able to bring her drawings to life on the tshirt. She even incorporated her family name and created a Veteran Family Fun Day logo!
The week culminated in an exhibition at the Beacon of Light, where family members showcased their work and presented it to Veterans in Crisis as part of Remembrance Day commemorations.
In addition to the half-term activities, the Foundation of Light are looking to extend the support offered to veterans and their families.
We’re looking to develop programmes and informal drop-in sessions, but we’re very much open to ideas.
Suggestions have included coffee mornings, homework clubs and family sports sessions. If you have any ideas or would like to get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org
Written By Kate Smith
29 October 2020