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What's on at Woody's

Here at Woody’s Lodge, we usually have a range of events on offer to support veterans of the Armed Forces, Emergency Service leavers and their families, unfortunately, at the moment due to COVID-19, we are unable to run our usual activities. However, if you need any support, our team at Woody’s are still here for you! Join us for our weekly Zoom calls on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or contact us if you need one-to-one support.

As of Sunday, 20 December, Wales is in a Tier 4 National Lockdown until further notice. Therefore, we have had to close all our hubs in North, South and West Wales and will not be open for drop-ins. This is in line with Government guidelines.

We want to reassure all of our veterans that we are still here for you, despite not being able to meet in person! We will still be offering support and guidance over the telephone, via email and Facebook messenger. We will be ringing our veterans once or twice a week to ensure they are safe and offer an ear to listen if needed. We will have our phones manned during the times below and encourage veterans to ring for any support. We also have a list of emergency helplines available here.

Plus, we have Zoom calls twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am, please get involved if you are able to!
Join the call using this link and enter the details below to enter the call:
Meeting ID: 693 474 4238
Passcode: Strength

Upcoming Events:

Every Tuesday – Join in with our weekly Zoom calls at 11am every Tuesday using the details below:
Join the call using this link and enter the details below to enter the call
Meeting ID: 693 474 4238
Passcode: Strength

Every Thursday – Our Thursday Zoom calls kick off at 11am in a similar way to our Tuesday calls, but then at 11.30am, we will have Wendy from Wintergreen-UK CIC leading a session on Mindfulness for military veterans and their families. Join the call using this link and enter the details below to enter the call:
Meeting ID: 693 474 4238
Passcode: Strength

Please note that the events below are not running as normal due to the current climate with COVID-19

Every Wednesday – Arts & Crafts Sessions between 10am – 1pm at our Amelia Trust Farm site! You don’t need to have done these activities before, or have any particular skills or knowledge. Just pop along and unlock your creative being! Every other Wednesday is a special Dementia Arts Session.

Every Thursday – Social Day at Amelia Trust Farm

Every other Tuesday – Massaging Therapy with Bethan

Check back regularly to find out more about any upcoming events that we have coming up. Contact us for more information about any of our events!

Partners, Carers and Children’s Lunches:

Our Partners and Children Lunches have proved to be so popular and such a success, that we will be hosting a lunch for the Partners, Carers and Children of our veterans and Emergency Service leavers every 2nd Wednesday of the month at our Amelia Trust Farm site, on 5 Mile Lane. To find out more information, email Sian Woodland:

Brand New Drop-in Session at Cardiff Riverside

Woody’s Lodge has partnered with Change StepBLESMACardiff & The Vale Mental Health Development Project and Welsh Veteran Partnership to offer our very first evening drop-in centre in Cardiff. Join us at 98 Neville Street, Cardiff on the 1st Wednesday of each month between 6-8pm, where a representative from each charity will be available at the drop-in.

Drop-in Sessions:

We run drop in sessions every week, where you can pop in and have a chat with our team, as well as have the chance to socialise with other veterans and Emergency Services leavers.

We run these at our two main sites at Amelia Trust Farm and Colwyn Bay, as well as at satellite offices, find out more about our Veteran Drop-In Centres here.

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