Servicemen are encouraged to attend drop-in

A NAAFI Break event designed to provide support to servicemen and their families past and present is being held in Berwick next week.

Saturday, 9th April 2016, 11:00 am
The Royal British Legion and North Northumberland Voluntary Forum have teamed up for a pilot project.

The North Northumberland branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) has teamed up with the North Northumberland Voluntary Forum (NNVF) for the pilot project on Tuesday, April 12, from 10am to 1.30pm in its Tweed Street offices.

This is an opportunity for current and ex-service personnel, their families, friends and anyone else interested in the service community or the work of either the RBL or the NNVF to come along.

In addition to tea, cake and a bit of chat, there will be an RBL desk there, so the membership and welfare team can address any queries you may have, or to discuss whether someone is eligible for assistance.

Bob Higham, Tony Waddell and members of the RBL will be there. They would like to thank Fiona Calder and the NNVF for agreeing to host this initiative.

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Fiona, administrator of the Berwick Voluntary Centre said: “NAAFI Break is a brilliant initiative to encourage both serving and ex-serving personnel, veterans and their families to access the services and support provided by the RBL. It’s an ideal opportunity to re-collect old service stories, socialise and make new connections, catch up with the papers whilst enjoying a mug of ‘NATO Standard’ cup of tea or coffee!

“We hope this pilot project is well supported and that both service and ex-service personnel and the local community take this opportunity to engage with the work and services on offer.”