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Armed Forces Wounded Veterans v The Rest of the World Cricket Match

organised by Supporting Wounded Veterans

Sunday 18th June. Please to come to our 2nd ever cricket match! It is a very special day in a quintessential Cotswold village, next to a wonderful pub, The Swan, Swinbrook.

Itinerary:

Sunday 18th June

0930-10.00 Players meet at Swinbrook Cricket Club

1100 Gates open  

1130 Game starts

1330 Innings break for players and BBQ to be served to all.

1430 Game restarts with 2nd Innings

1630 Game ends

1645 Drinks, awards and presentations and raffle

 

If you are able to attend – please contact John Boe (2015 SwH Veteran), please bring family and friends – the more the merrier! swv@supportingwoundedveterans.com

 

 

Teams:

The teams are going to be a mix of armed forces wounded veterans, current serving personnel VERSUS The World……. including charity supporters.

 

If you would like to make a donation for this event, please donate here. Thank you .

Location:

Swinbrook Cricket Club (conveniently close to the lovely The Swan Inn – very handy!)

Crossroads

Swinbrook

OX18 4ER

 

Car parking will be in a field just behind the cricket pitch.

 

The nearest train station is Charlbury and is 10 mins from the ground – if you need a lift from the Station – let us know and we will sort it.

 

If you are able to attend – please contact John Boe (2015 SwH Veteran), please bring family and friends – the more the merrier! swv@supportingwoundedveterans.com

 

If you’re anything like me, there are times when I would rather be on my own. This is particularly true when recovery seems an endless struggle and my confidence of ever feeling better wanes. The paradox of such isolation is realising what I actually crave is connection with humanity. My mentor has helped me enormously over the last 18 months, however more recently I’ve discovered how she has helped me keep connected with the SWV/SWH family.

Since February I’ve been an in-patient at the Bethlem Royal Hospital having intensive treatment. I’ve come to realise that keeping in touch with my mentor under the banner of SWV/SWH and having a good natter for an hour once a fortnight has kept me very much engaged with her, our ongoing work, but also the wider SWV/SWH family. This connection has allowed me to reflect on the good friends I’ve made, the laughs we’ve all had, and appreciate the support we enjoy from our committee members and fantastic sponsors. I’ve picked up my phone and spoken to some of you and even some of you have visited me (Scotty bought me some grapes).

So what I hear you say! Well, all this keeps me connected with the people I value most and helps prevent me reverting to the familiar coping strategy of isolation. SWV/SWH, the mentoring system, and the pain management clinic have made such a positive difference to my recovery. This connection needs commitment on my behalf too and my mentor understands this and encourages me in this direction. So if you are feeling a little too much on the periphery, start by sending a veteran, a buddy or someone else you know a text. Make that connection. It might make you ski faster too.

Martin, veteran 2015

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