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The Sandbag Times Issue No:58

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The Veterans Magazine

August 2019 Hi again

August 2019 Hi again from a sunny Worcester. We are getting very excited here as we know we will be moving into our new building any time now. A big thank you to Worcester City Council for their support, which has secured our centre for the next 12 months. We are now just waiting for the keys to be handed to us then it will be full steam ahead. We have had a struggle over the past month or so but we have still managed to operate using local facilities and with the creative minds of the team. Big thank you to our wonderful psychotherapist, Lisa who has battled on regardless and helped an awful lot of veterans suffering with mental health issues. Anyhow, we are still operational and available to assist any local veteran in need of our help, and have been doing just that for the past few weeks. Happily one of our veterans has been housed recently, and he seems to be going from strength to strength, which is lovely to see. I really think we’re all going to breathe a sigh of relief when we finally get into our new centre. Another bit of great news, Paul Lewis, TAC Trustee and FRS Regional Director is just about set up to open TAC 2 in the Black Country. This is going to be a major leap forward for the Tommy Atkins Centre extending our reach throughout the West Midlands with the talk of another two centres on the horizon. From small acorns... Finally, it is with a heavy heart that we announce that our founder, Pablo is hanging up his TAC duties. Pabs is moving on to a few other projects including the expansion of our magazine. He has felt that he has been wearing far too many hats and wanted to give himself a bit of breathing space. His decision to hand over the TAC to me and the rest of the gang was not easy but he is happy it is now in very capable hands to continue the good work. He will, of course still bat our corner when it comes to the official council and AFC duties but he will not be part of the shop front team. All of us wish him the very best for the future. Not much more really I can say for the moment, except to ask you all to look out for that veteran friend of yours who’s been awol for a few days. Give them a call and make sure they are okay. That’s it from me, take care. Jane x info@tommyatkins.co.uk www.tommyatkins.co.uk TAC 2? Hmmm... The Tommy Atkins Veterans Centre 12 The Tything Worcester WR1 1JL www.tommyatkins.co.uk info@tommyatkins.co.uk Mental Health Support Housing Support Benefit Advice Employment Advice Education Advice Covenant Support | 18 www.sandbagtimes.co.uk

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