JazzFestSat572
D4S9273
Roving-Crows1
George-Wilding-301
IMG9097
Pete-Gage-Band1
Brooks-Williams1
1stXV-and-others-with-Mayor
Hares017cropped
Silbury-Sunset---10-06-08-----07
Remebrance-18-1
D4S0472
SBJ
D812668
IMG8472
Remebrance-18-2
Bluebells-in-West-Woods-10-05-09------30
Town-Hall-2011-05-0308-
Turin-Brakes6
Civic-Service-18
Snowy-High-Street
Remebrance-18-3
FROSTY-MORNING-
Inquisitive-sheep-in-West-Overton
TdB-Pewsey044
Marlborough-2013-04-18StPeters
Musical-Time-Machine5
Brazier
YELLOWHAMMER-473-
MYFC005
Sunset
Torch-2012-05-23093-
Camilla-MSM
Marlborough-under-snow-from-above---Pete-Davies
Sunset2
BABRURY-XC-JUMP-473
Inbox-1
Landscape
4MI-2013-11-28030
Ogbourne
Scouting-for-Girls7
Gordon-and-Sam
Camilla-2012-10-19152
White-Horse
EARLY-MORNING-CANTER-473-
MBORO-HOCKEY-YOUTH-473
Tina-May5
Mop-Fair---10-10-09------08
Animals06
Inbox2
Big-Bull
Christmas-Lights15-11-20097
Duke-of-Kent086

 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Breakfast and banter… new breakfast club for armed forces and veterans to open in Marlborough

Yvonne Parsons getting ready to welcome armed services veterans and their partners to the Marlborough Breakfast Club in The White HarteYvonne Parsons getting ready to welcome armed services veterans and their partners to the Marlborough Breakfast Club in The White Harte

A weekly breakfast club for members of the armed forces and veterans will be opening on Saturday February 2 at 9.30 am in The White Harte, the former Conservative Club in Marlborough. 

Ex-army medic Yvonne Parsons who is married to an ex-military policeman is setting up the club.  For the past three years she has been involved in a similar club in Swindon and perceived the need to provide one in Marlborough.

“We are very near a big military area here and there are lots of military people in the area.  I used to run the mobility centre in Marlborough and met quite a lot of ex-military through that.”

The idea behind the breakfast club movement, which was started in 2007 in Hull and is now countrywide, is to provide friendship, camaraderie, and support.  It is especially aimed at those who leave the services and have lost the link to that shared experience.  It can be particularly helpful to those suffering with PTSD.

Yvonne told marlborough.news:  “As soon as I joined the Swindon breakfast club I made new friends.  Before I joined I didn’t know any other military people in the area.  It filled a huge gap.”

“When you leave the armed forces you leave your job, home, community and lifestyle. It’s nice to build a community again.  Even if only one person arrives that’s one less person having breakfast on their own.  We need more of these clubs around the country.”

The breakfast club has disabled access and is open to veterans and their partners of all ages. In Swindon the youngest member is 27 and the eldest 98.   There is no membership charge apart from the cost of the breakfast.  The club looks after its members and has links to groups who can offer counselling or financial support.


To find out more and to join email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 07765309379

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MarlboroughDistrictAFVBC 

 

Print Email

Town-Hall-2011-05-0308-
Landscape
Tina-May5
Sunset
Remebrance-18-2
CivicSelfie1
Marlborough-2013-04-18StPeters
Pete-Gage-Band1
Christmas-Lights15-11-20097
1stXV-and-others-with-Mayor
ARKManton-2012-01-1449-
Hares017cropped
D4S0472
D812668
Brooks-Williams1
Mop-Fair---10-10-09---08
Civic-Service-18
SBJ
Camilla-2012-10-19152
Snowy-High-Street
Sunset2
Brazier
Big-Bull
Torch-2012-05-23093-
Inquisitive-sheep-in-West-Overton
Gordon-and-Sam
Bluebells-in-West-Woods-10-05-09---30
Marlborough-under-snow-from-above---Pete-Davies
Roving-Crows1
Duke-of-Kent086
D4S9273
George-Wilding-301
Ogbourne
TdB-Pewsey044
IMG9097
MYFC005
JazzFestSat572
Scouting-for-Girls7
Remebrance-18-3
Animals06
Turin-Brakes6
White-Horse
Camilla-MSM
4MI-2013-11-28030
Silbury-Sunset---10-06-08---07
IMG8472
Remebrance-18-1
Musical-Time-Machine5