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A Charity which supports bereaved Military Families is looking for Veterans to volunteer on their Activity Breaks

Families’ Activity Breaks (FAB) is a non-public funded initiative which supports bereaved military families with children, by providing them with one week activity holidays in Coverack and Whitby. The aim? To give these families the opportunity to spend quality time with each other, and mix with others who really understand what they are going through.

A Tri-service initiative, FAB camps offer daily supervised activities which can range from horse riding and climbing, to kayaking and abseiling. An adventurous yet safe environment which encourages the children to interact, and develop self-confidence and resilience, all whilst having fun.

And FAB volunteers are at the heart of this - getting involved, giving encouragement to the kids (and the adults!), or simply sitting and talking, if that’s of help. From a volunteer’s perspective FAB breaks can be emotionally and physically demanding, but they are always rewarding.

Volunteers are carefully selected from across the Military and MoD, past and present. Although these breaks are not intended to be bereavement holidays, each volunteer is interviewed, CRB checked and, if they are suitable, will then attend a two day training seminar which covers basic bereavement techniques and other necessary skills.

This year’s FAB camps will take place over July and August. If you would like to volunteer for one of the camps, you can find out more, or download a Volunteer Application Form at www.fabcamps.org.uk. Or contact  WO2 Lou O’Connell at FABVolunteerCoordinator@gmail.com

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