The year so far...
Updated: Oct 14, 2022
It’s been a busy summer for all our veterans at Wintergreen.
We’ve done art sessions at Ty Dewr veterans’ hostel in Wrexham. Residents have had the chance to try different art techniques and have produced some really good pieces. When we have enough finished work, we hope to display them in a local exhibition.
The Gwalia Garden has seen a lot of change with 2 clean-up days plus work in between. The raised beds are now completed, and planting has begun. We are waiting for our first crop, so some lucky people will be able to eat what they have grown! Our summer house was also constructed so now we have a place to shelter in bad weather.
Earlier in the year, we did metal detecting in the fields around the Gwalia site. Sadly, nothing valuable was found, but some of our treasures included horseshoes, bullets and buckles. The dry weather this summer has meant the ground has been too hard to dig, but we will be running more sessions soon.
Our CEO, Wendy, has been visiting Military shows to raise awareness of Wintergreen and has also been over to France to support some veterans with a charity bike ride.
During this time, group and individual Mindfulness classes have also carried on, with a regular session just for veterans at 9.30 every Sunday morning. Individual Wellness Coaching sessions have continued too: these are mostly done via zoom, but can be face-to-face if it is more convenient.
We look forward to seeing you all at our Autumn and Winter activities. Funding for our services has been provided by the Veteran’s Foundation and we are grateful for their continued support.