Combat Stress Stall, Gloucester Quays, 29th June 2019
We were at the Gloucester Armed Forces Day in the Gloucester Quays Saturday 29th June. Thousands of people attended the event (enduring the temperatures that reached 34℃!) with a parade, a Royal Marine Band and multiple Stalls ranging from Army Cadets to Military Charities.
GCN would like to say a big thank you to all the General Public who donated and bought Combat Stress merchandise.
Soldiers from many European Nations based at HQ ARRC IMJIN Barracks, Innsworth, Gloucester
The WW1 ' Tommy The Teddy' was a success with children wearing military hats and uniform posing with Tommy.
'Tommy the Teddy' wearing WW1 Uniform, medals, teaching awareness of WW1 to children
Additionally, Gloucester Community Network (GCN ) members supported Chris Auker-Howlett in giving information to Veterans and their family members about the support Combat Stress offers.
Volunteers, Jill Davies (GCN Member), Maria and Dan
If you would like to become a GCN or Combat Stress Volunteer or want to help raise donations for this great charity, please contact us. If you would like information about Combat Stress, you can contact the charity directly by clicking HERE
Combat Stress Stall, Cheltenham Stanford Park, 30th June 2019
GCN volunteers supported our main charity for 2019 - Combat Stress at another Armed Forces Day in the Cheltenham on Sunday 30th June.
Again GCN would like to say a big thank you to all the General Public who donated and bought Combat Stress merchandise.
Volunteers Paul Elksnis (GCN Member) and Christopher Auker-Howlett
This was a much smaller event and thankfully a lot cooler. The event was organised by Gloucestershire NHS Trust. Although this was a much smaller event it was really well organised.
Again, there was a range of stalls that focused on Veterans' Health from members of 243 Field Hospital Army Medical Servist Reservists, Military Wives Choir, Together NHS Mental Health service, SSAFA and of course the Combat Stress Stall.
Again GCN would like to say a big "thank you" to all the General Public who donated and bought Combat Stress merchandise.
Volunteers Janet Murden and Christopher Auker-Howlett
The WW1 ' Tommy The Teddy' was again very successful, with children wearing military hats and uniform posing with Tommy.
'Tommy the Teddy' in WW1 Uniforms and donated medals. Tommy is used to teach children about general WW1 and battlefield First Ait.
Chris Auker-Howlett (Lead for GCN & one of Gloucestershire's Reps for Combat Stress) was able to offer advice for several veterans regarding Combat Stress. Additionally, we were able to promote the services that Glos NHS Mental Health Services are trying to do for Veterans.
If you would like to become a GCN or Combat Stress Volunteer please message or would like information about Combat Stress or want to raise donations to this great charity please contact us using our contact page.