Today was the last of our 6 sessions with Age UK and the veterans of Oxfordshire as mentioned in a previous blog post
It has been a successful series of session for all concerned. Well done to Karen Thomas of Age UK Oxfordshire for bringing it all together. All we need now is some funding to be able to roll the programme out further!
BFBS British Forces News came along today and there’s a video on their website.
This is what they had to say:
“A pilot project that brings serving troops and elderly veterans together to reminisce about wartime experiences could be rolled out across Britain.
It is designed to give the veterans companionship as well as therapy to combat forgetfulness and other mental health issues faced in old age.
The programme’s expansion now depends on finding new funding.”
Corporal Peter Humphrey, RAF Veteran,
Private James Lindsay, 4 Logistic Support Regiment
Graham Bandy, TA Nursing Officer
Corporal Mark Copperwheat, RAF
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