In an upside-down house in Swansea, Woody’s Lodge RNRMC Project Officer, Mark Hodgkinson, and Activities Officer, Keith Taylor, met Royal Marine Veteran, Colin Williams and his wife, Lorna. Colin served in the Royal Marines during the 1960’s/70’s.
Colin and Lorna who are both avid book readers, welcomed us into their home to issue and set up Colin’s new tablet provided by Woody’s Lodge Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity Grant. This is the first tablet to be granted by Woody’s Lodge under the RNRMC to one of our patrons. This will enable him to stay connected through email and social media sites to friends, family, fellow veterans and his support network within the Royal Marines Association. This tablet will also enable Colin to download and read books in a bigger format, listen to music and watch films.
Colin usually attends regular RM Association meetings/socials in Swansea to stay connected to his fellow veterans and access his support network. Due to COVID-19 and the restrictions all meetings and social activities have been suspended leaving a hole with Colin’s ability to connect.
It is our privilege and pleasure to assist Colin during these difficult times our nation and Veterans are facing during the COVID 19 Pandemic. We welcome Colin and Lorna to the Woody’s Lodge family and look forward to them both being able to visit us here at Amelia Trust Farm soon.
Woody’s Lodge is a communications and social hub for veterans of the armed forces and emergency services, along with their families. We provide safe spaces for armed service veterans, recent leavers, reservists and those who served in the emergency services to socialise and access a wide range of health and social services. If you’re a veteran of the armed forces or emergency services and need some support, contact our team to see how we could help you.