Newest Associate of ASDIC

Models for Heroes are now an associate of The Association of Ex-Service Drop-Ins (ASDIC).  ASDIC provide drop ins, hubs and centres a coordinated approach.  Charities and Organisations meet for a few hours in on place, allowing local veterans to attend and find out what support is available.  There are 41 different Drop-Ins signed up to ASDIC.  M4H already attend 5 ASDIC locations from Newcastle to Gosport and will be looking to offer our modeling sessions to the others during 2020. 
For more info on ASDIC, Check their website:   https://www.asdic.org.uk/

New modelling Session - Croydon

After a heavy need was identified in the area to offer a meaningful activity, M4H volunteer Nick came forward to offer to organise and run his own modelling session. Starting in January this session is set to be popular and well attended.   Only with your support are we able to provide the Croydon modelling sessions with everything they need to make a great success of their new group.   Best of Luck Nick, we cant wait to see what projects are going to be made. croydonpng
New Director appointment

We are all very pleased to welcome Harry Borovick to the Executive Committee of Models for Heroes. Harry works as a solicitor and has experience as a trustee for other charities. Harry will be joining us to advise on legal issues, assist with policy and governance.

Libraries week at Berkshire Hospital

We put on a demonstration modelling session for Occupational Therapists and Psychotherapists working at the Berkshire Hospital Prospect Park.   As part of Libraries Week we had a setup in the main entrance of the library. We had several staff come and join us excited to get stuck in.  Following the session the remarks were 100% positive and all agreed that model making was a hobby that could provide a wellbeing by encouraging mindfulness.  We also established links with the Berkshire NHS trust Veterans Complex Treatment Service while building model airplanes!


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Keep On Track - Wellbeing at The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset are holding a wellbeing event over two days. The event is programmed to provide information of day-to-day techniques and useful contacts for individuals to help build their own mental resilience and for supporting those around them. 



With different talks and workshops each day, the Friday programme will have a more military focus. Both the military and general public are welcome on both days.
Models for Heroes will be displaying on both days and running n open table for any modellers to come and try out the hobby with an easy to make kit, tools and supplies. Our volunteers will be on hand to provide advice and encouragement and to answer any questions about the work we do. 

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