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The Sandbag Times Issue No: 51

The Veterans Magazine


The Tommy Atkins Centre Tommy Atkins Centre January Here’s wishing all our readers a safe and enjoyable New Year. We are all really looking forwards to our opening on Friday January 18th at 12.00 when Matt Neal will be with us to officially launch our new centre. 2018 saw us assisting many veterans around the Worcester area, and also the launch of our new VORTS (Veterans Online Rewind Therapy System) which is a unique and extremely successful way of helping our veteran community in times of mental health crisis. 01905 813639 is the number you need to keep somewhere safe, or visit our website and use the skype option bottom right of the screen. We’re also very thrilled to have assisted a veteran locally over the last four weeks, who was initially suicidal and homeless when we first met him, and whom we have successfully BTCC Champion, Matt Neal to Open New Tommy Atkins Centre Sandbag Times Patron and three times British Touring Car Champion Matt Neal will officially open the new Tommy Atkins Centre on 18th January 2019 at the KGV, Brickfields, Worcester. The new facility, supplied by the Worcester Community Trust, came in to operation earlier this month with much improved facilities to support the veterans community in Worcestershire and Herefordshire. placed into temporary accommodation, treated his PTSD, and have also managed to secure employment for him with accommodation provided when he relocates in early January to start his New Year off with an extremely positive outlook. It’s such a pleasure to be able to see the change in him from a broken man into one with a brand new future now within his reach. We wish him every success in his new career, and look forwards to moving on through 2019 and providing as much support as we are able to any veterans in need of a helping hand. Remember to always check up on that veteran who is normally out and about but you haven’t seen for a few days. A phone call or a knock on the door could make a big difference. Have a fantastic New Year everyone. Jane xx Website: brought up to speed on current issues and plans within the centre. Combat Stress, SSAFA and other veterans organisations will also be present at the opening providing an opportunity for the public to learn more about the services and to meet the British Motor Racing Legend who is taking time out prior to his 2019 BTCC Campaign to support veterans. Backed by the Worcester City Council, it is planned that this new site will be the first of three facilities under the Tommy Atkins Banner to operate within the region. Matt, 52, has been a long supporter of the UK Armed Forces and Veterans with many of his friends having served. He became Patron of the SBT in 2017 and regularly visits the centre to be GET HELP NOW: Tommy Atkins Centre 01905 27825 | 16

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