Military Experience Day Centre
The BFH MEDC is envisaged to offer direct support to veterans and serving of the Armed Forces and their families. It will include a seating area, living history experiences, WW1 museum, WW2 trench and a modern warfare scenario. To encourage volunteering and signpost for the charity.
It is ongoing.
Charity information: The Bridge For Heroes
The lack of interaction between generations within the local community. Whilst supporting our current and new beneficiaries in an effective and efficient manner.
As in the Contact Centre we will aid Veterans, serving Army Personnel and their families. The MEDC also offers the opporunity to promote social cohesion within the community, among people of all ages from a range of backgrounds and with a variety of abilities.
To aid in the early identification of PTSD.
Activities» Group or one to one sessions in the seating area, with on hand trained staff available at all times.
» Email and telephone numbers that will put anyone with concerns through to one of our trained members of staff or a voluntary liasion officer.
Sessions will be tracked to enable the Charity to create its own statistics for attendance and support delivered. The evidence of success for this aim is lives still being lived.
Engage with the local community to promote social cohesion among all
Activities» Schools will have the opportunity to visit the Living History Experiences and be guided by former serving members of the Armed Forces.
» Offer volunteering opportunities to the local community, including the migrant population. To combat isolation and gain work experience.
» Living History Experience and visit our Museum room and trenches. Staff will be available with any information on the charity or displays.
Create volunteering opportunities for all. School visits to for the inter-generational transfer of knowledge. All volunteers register with TBFH and feedback forms are provided.
To create beneficial partnerships with local businesses and charities.
Activities» We are linked with our neighboring charity, Forward. MEDC is being modified to be wheelchair accessible, including a stairlift and wide door frames.
» Volunteering opportunities to the Uniformed Services students at COWA. Also to give advice and stories of experiences.
Paperwork is filed for anything exchanged between charities and over seen by our board of Trustees, including local business donations and promotions.
The MEDC will act as a signpost for our Contact Centre, so more beneficiaries will receive support and advice needed. It will encourage the local community, civilian and military, to come together, a 'people helping people' mentality, to create understanding. Packs filled with information will be given to schools to educate and encourage learning the areas military history. Success of this will be demonstrated in the statistics, on feedback forms and the MEDC becoming sustainable, proof itself.
Budget - Project Cost: £24,500Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £4,000 Materials Building materials have all been donated and militaria. £18,000 Salary Funding for Education Officer is currently being sought £2,500 School visits To distribute for school visits, we will include memorabilia and info on local military history.
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Goodwill £0 Conditional
The MEDC is just a short walk through town from our Contact Centre. The address is The Bridge for heroes MEDC, St Margarets, Milfeet, Kings Lynn
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Mike is the Founder and CEO, his abilities and imagination have helped make this idea become real and benefit the charity in an innovative way.
Jim Is the operations Director and Depuy chair of trustees, his dedication and love for militaria has helped create the MEDC to ensure it delievers.
All involved have shown hardwork and goodwill, a skilled carpenter, a graphic artist, militaria fanatics and the migrant popluation.