Thursday, 22 June 2017

Weeton Youth Club Activities - June / July


Due to technical problems the Weeton Welfare Facebook page will not be active until further notice. 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Blackpool Tower Escape Rooms - Opening 24 June


Nissan - MOD Discount

Morrison - Free Drink for Defence Privelege Card Holders

Toby Carvery Salutes the Armed Forces with free meal on Armed Forces Day

Toby Carvery is showing its support to the armed forces by offering all military personnel a free carvery on Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24th June.Toby Carvery, which operates 168 sites across the UK is inviting local armed forces personnel to enjoy a free breakfast or carvery on Saturday 24th June, as a way of saying thank you for all their hard work.

For military personnel who can’t attend, local Toby Carvery’s will be hosting a Veterans Breakfast Club all week from Monday 19th June, where former and current members of the Armed Forces can book to enjoy breakfast for £1.

The summer issue of Easy Resettlement magazine is out now...

Easy Resettlement is now the number one armed forces resettlement publication as we offer more employment opportunities for our readers than any other publication. Each issue is distributed to all service leavers by BFPO to ensure everyone gets a free copy. In addition to the hard copies it is sent out via an Email blast to our subscribers as well as having an easy to read online version on our website, you can even download back issues to your desktop
We are proud to announce our partnership with DSEI who run the largest Defence and Security Expo in Europe, the event is free for military personnel and it will be taking place between the 12th-15th September at the Excel arena in London. You will be able to pick up free copies of the summer issue at this event.
You may have heard our Sales Manager, James Atkins, on the Hal Stewart BFBS show earlier this month, if you missed it and would like to listen to what we are doing to help our readers simply click this link
We are especially proud to announce some new partnerships with companies who will be offering employment opportunities to our readers through our magazine. These include The AA, Aspire Defence, Amazon Web Services known as AWS, Civil Nuclear Constabulary and Jaguar Land Rover. These are a welcome addition to those already recruiting our readers such as The East of England Ambulance Service, Maritime Transport and KLM UK Engineering. Each issue we include a Franchising for Veterans feature with the BFA giving some valuable insights in to what makes a good franchise, some great franchises that have already recruited veterans and service leavers include Action Coach, Chips Away, Gas Elec and Snap on Tools.

Take a look at the summer issue to read some great case studies. Finally we will be attending various events where we get the chance to speak with our readers, these include the CTP and Security Cleared Jobs Expos as well as the DSEI event. Please do come along and speak with the team and let us know what else you would like to know about in future issues.
All of this is only possible thanks to our advertisers so please mention our magazine when speaking with anyone. Also join our social media groups, subscribe to the magazine for free and let any friends and family know about how we can help.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Saying Goodbye Service - Manchester 8th July

To find out more about the charity and support available, please visit their website via the link below;

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Preston Armed Forces Day - 24th June

Blackpool Armed Forces Week 2017

Here in Blackpool both veterans and serving military personnel are celebrated for a whole week with a wide range of activities targeted at them and their families as well as the many thousands of people visiting the resort.

Blackpool Armed Forces Week 19-25 June 2017

Blackpool’s Armed Forces Week is back with an stellar line-up of events and entertainment to honour the nation’s military personnel.
The annual celebration has been running in Blackpool since 2006 and has become a permanent fixture in the resort’s events calendar.
Blackpool Armed Forces Day - Photo: Warren Fletcher
Photo: Warren Fletcher
Armed Forces Week is Blackpool’s opportunity to say thank you to our heroes.
From June 19–25 the resort unites in welcoming serving military personnel, veterans and cadets, with a wide range of activities targeted at them and their families as well as the many thousands of people visiting the resort.
Alan Cavill, Director of Places said: “Armed Forces Week is back for 2017 and will be as fantastic as ever.
“It promises to be a real treat for visitors, local people, veterans and service personnel alike and I hope that people will flock to Blackpool to salute and honour our veterans and service personnel.”
Armed Forces Day
In partnership with Blackpool BID, Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday June 24, and will see a full day of entertainment across the town centre and promenade.
Enjoy live musical performances from the Irish Guard Singers, Land Girls and the Band & Corps of Drums of the Royal Regiment Fusiliers (Lancashire).
Armed Forces Day in Blackpool Town Centre
A replica Spitfire will be on display in St John’s Square along with ground crew on hand to answer questions. With opportunities to learn about life in the trenches, an exhibition for the Great War heritage project, talks from a local historian and much more.
The Armed Forces Day Military Concert takes place in the evening at the Norbreck Castle Hotel featuring the Band & Corps of Drums of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (Lancashire).
Throughout the week there are a wide range of events taking place for all ages to enjoy.
Monday 19 June will see the official Armed Forces Week flag raised to signal the official start of the week at Blackpool Town Hall at 10am, ahead of an evening of entertainment entitled “Music for Heroes” at the Opera House.
Tuesday 20 June from 10am to 5pm sees an Armed Forces Careers Information Day at the Army recruitment shop, at Houndshill Shopping Centre.
Wednesday 21 June meanwhile, features an afternoon tea dance at The Blackpool Tower (below) from 10am to 5pm and a free evening of entertainment at Marton Institute from 7-11.30pm
Blackpool Armed Forces Week tea dance
From Tuesday to Thursday, local schoolchildren will also be taking part in Armed Forces Week with the “Going to the Flicks” project, taking them from the classroom to the Odeon cinema, Blackpool, for a special war-time experience including films and talks from military personnel.
Friday 23 June from 11am features a Service of Dedication at the Fylde Memorial Arboretum (below) to commemorate our Armed Forces and veterans while the evening sees what many veterans consider the highlight of the week, the Grand Gala Dinner.
Fylde Memorial Arboretum
Cenotaph Service
And following Saturday’s Armed Forces Day celebrations, the week ends with the Sunday morning Cenotaph service and parade.
Assemble from 10:30am at the Cenotaph on Blackpool North Promenade (near the Town Hall/North Pier) for the service at 11:00am, and the parade which will begin at approx 11:30am
As is now a traditional event, the Cenotaph Service will be followed at approx 12 noon by the Blackpool Taxi Pull, an annual event celebrating 10 years, which sees local cabbies show off their strength to raise money for Armed Forces charities and finally the Submariners Sizzling BBQ at the Guards Club.
One local business has chosen to say thanks to our Armed Forces by inviting them for a free meal. On Thursday 22 Coral Island will play host, offering veterans and their families with this generous invitation, to dine out and enjoy a free carvery.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Lancashire County Council looking for Ex-Service Personnel

Lancashire County Council is looking to recruit 12 Ex Service Personnel (Armed Forces), to become part of its Mentoring in Schools programme for secondary schools in Lancashire.

For more information use the link below;

Monday, 5 June 2017

WackyWorld back in Blackpool - 1st & 2nd July

We are coming back to Blackpool @ Winter Gardens Blackpool on July 1st & 2nd 😍 😃
Treat your kids to the greatest fun on earth, think Total Wipeout vs Get Your Own Back! Family Sessions & 18+ now available also!

Grab your ticket while you can 😀

For more Information click on the link below;

RBL Byng House breaks

See full details of RBL breaks at Byng House at this link 

BFRS Careers Fair - Oakham - 6 July

Date: 6th July 2017 
Full Address: Greetham Valley Golf & Conference Centre, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham LE15 7SN
Event Timings: 0930 - 1400hrs 
On the day there will be exhibitors from various sectors, some of these include;

For more information, contact Robert Locking or any of the team, on:   
Phone: 0116 254 5477 

Friday, 2 June 2017

Service Parents' Guide to Boarding Schools

To view online use the link below.

Service Parents Guide to Boarding Schools - 2017

Copies of the Guide can be obtained from your local HIVE office.

Joint Service Housing Advice Office Information

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Scottish Veterans Residences

SVR have produced a small video to highlight the work that we do to support Veterans, if you have the time please watch the video as it demonstrates our commitment and ability to work with Veterans from all backgrounds and situations

Currently, SVR have Temp Supported Accommodation at the following locations:

Edinburgh – Whitefoord House – 7 Vacancies