Despite the latest lockdown, Bridlington Veterans have been busy raising vital funds for a mental health charity.
The club, which normally meet at Richie’s Cafe and the Victoria Mill Tearooms in Bridlington, have now sent £200 to the Combat Stress charity.
Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For over a century they have been helping former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.
Despite meetings for the Bridlington Veterans club members being suspended due to the lockdown, the group have held weekly get togethers and raffles over Zoom to fundraise.
Mike Rubery, who is one of the Bridlington Veterans Club organisers, said: “One of our members mentioned that Combat Stress were having difficulties with raising funds during this period so members voted to donate to them.”
“We hold the tombola prizes until it’s safe for people to collect and then we make donations to charities…not necessarily veterans charities.”added Mike.
Any prospective members who would like to join the Bridlington Veterans Club, which meets online every Thursday at 10.am, are asked to contact Mike on Facebook or email Mike.email@example.com.