Trafford Veterans was formed in 2015 by two veterans from HM Armed Forces and Emergency Services. They attended local community events to raise awareness and also visited groups to give short presentations on who they were and how they could help individuals within Trafford.
Their first event took place in December 2016 when they held their very first Veterans Breakfast at The John Alker in Flixton. The event was a huge success and people travelled from afar to show their support for the new venture. From then on the Veterans Breakfast became a regular event.
Trafford Veterans community group was been set up to help make transition back into civilian life easier, by providing social venues for like-minded individuals to engage, interact and share experiences. As time has gone by they have gone from strength to strength. They have formed new activity groups and encouraged people to share their hobbies and skills.
They currently run the following activities / groups:
3rd Saturday of the month
10am - 12pm
The John Alker Club
Flixton Road, Urmston, M41 6QY
Model Making and Craft Club
Monday 7pm - 9pm
St Matthews Hall, Chapel Lane, Stretford, M32 9AJ
in partnership with Altrincham Football Club
Tuesday 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Broomwood Community Wellbeing Centre
Mainwood Road, Timperley, WA15 7JU
Trafford Veterans Drop In
1st Friday of every month 7pm - 9pm
Tesco Extra, Community Room,
Manor Road, Altrincham, WA15 9QT
Coffee and Foodshare Morning
Friday 10am - 12pm
Partington Community Centre
Central Road, Partington, M31 4EY
Sunday 1pm - 3pm
Warslow Drive, Sale, M33 2XN
They rely heavily on public engagement and support, so if you know of anyone who you feel may benefit by attending any of their events then please make the effort to share this information with them and/or to help spread the word via social media etc.
You can donate directly to Trafford Veterans or you can support them via the Veterans Raffle.