The Naafi “club” proves local veterans with the opportunity to carry out a wide range of activities in the local and further afield areas of Sefton.
Wednesday is the main NAAFI BREAK, however we do provide a NAAFI BREAK in Southport Crosby and at Crescent Court.
Now summer is coming we are providing more outdoor activities for veterans and their families.
This includes walking, work on the charities allotment and other activities.
Previously we have had to rely on the good will of our volunteers to pick up and transport our Veterans to our various venues around Merseyside but now Ian (one of our volunteers now usually does the pick up).
Talking of getting out and about more it has been proposed that we now extend our three weekly NAAFI BREAKs to five.
Monday will be at The Crosby Royal Britsh Legion at Endbutt Lane, Waterloo.
Tuesday at our Southport NAAFI Break.
Wednesday at our HQ venue at the Brunswick Youth and Community Centre , Bootle.
Thursday at our One Stop Drop in Shop in the Strand by Me Shop, Bootle, New Strand.
Friday for our Senior members at The Crescent Court, Seaforth .
Of course these venues aren’t set in stone, now that we have our own mini bus we can plan for trips to more exotic locations…….
Veterans in Sefton would like to say a great big thank you to the boys and girls from The National Citizens Service who took part in a sponsored walk to help raise the money needed towards the purchase of our new mini bus. Calling themselves Venturous Veterans they managed to raise £100 towards the cost of the mini bus but more than that their endeavour got Veterans in Sefton a mention in the CHAMPION newspaper raising awareness of the work that Veterans in Sefton carries out.
There are over 27 thousand former armed forces personnel under the age of 65 living in Sefton. Sefton Council mentioned Veterans in Sefton as one of the organisations offering support towards those veterans. However we need to get the word out there that there is a place to come for a brew and chat.
Three events coming up next year that you may want to put in your diary.
We are organizing a fund raising canoe trip along the length of the Leeds to Liverpool canal. Setting off from Leeds it is planned to complete the journey in 5 days ending up here in Liverpool.
In September there is another fund raiser in a Coast to Coast walk from the Lake District to Robin Hoods Bay, North York Moors National Park, five miles south of Whitby.
For more information on any of these events please contact our CEO Dave Smith.
Other the coming months the Naafi club will be carrying other activities so watch this space.