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Green Canopy

Representatives of The Bridge for Heroes were privileged to take part in the Royal British Legion's parade on Sunday 6th November 2022, together with the Army and Air Force Cadets. General the Lord Dannatt and the Lady Mayoress of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk planted an Oak tree as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s ‘Green Canopy’ initiative, which his Majesty has extended to 31st March 2023.

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Christmas Fair

Christmas is just around the corner and The Bridge for Heroes is holding a Christmas Fair offering novel items, for a donation, that have been made by WISE Enterprise (Wounded Injured and Sick veterans and their families). If you can, pay us a visit to see what we have for offer

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Silent Partner Support Group

Are you a partner who is supporting a veteran of HM Forces who has PTSD or other Mental Health need? If so, The Bridge for Heroes is holding a 'Silent Partner' Support Group on 23rd November between 2pm & 3pm at The Bridge Centre in South Clough Lane and you are invited to take part. If possible, please pass your details to a member of staff on 01553 760230, email via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via www.thebridgeforheroes.org and press the 'Contact' button so we have an idea of numbers. Thank you

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Service to Malaysia Medal

The Bridge for Heroes sends our warmest and sincere congratulations to Dorothy Blake (nee Turner), one of our Beneficiaries, for being awarded the 'Pingat Jasa Malaysia' (Service to Malaysia) medal for "chivalry, gallantry and loyalty while performing their services" between October 1964 and July 1967. Dorothy, who was 27-years old when she first arrived in Malaysia, completed a 3-year tour of duty there. Now 85, the medal has take has taken a good few years to arrive but Dorothy is absolutely delighted with the award nonetheless. The medal was awarded by The Malaysian Senior Minister of Defence.

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Desert Rats Memorial

The Dedication of The Desert Rats Memorial took place at The National Memorial Arboretum on Sunday 23rd Octover 2022 and two of our Beneficiaries, Mike Taylor and Jon Ringer took part in carving the stonework for this amazing artwork. The Desert Rat is made of Steel, representing the steely determination of the soldiers, the plinth is made of stand stone, representing the desert sand and when the Desert Rat rusts, the red staining represents the blood lost by the casualties during this campaign. The nose of the Desert Rat points towards El Alamein. Both Veterans and serving members of the Desert Rats, together with invited guests took part in the Dedication Service in the presence of General Sir Adrian Bradshaw KCB OBE DL

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Nelson House Open Day

There will be an Open Day at Nelson House on 17th November 2022 between 12 & 4pm to showcase the range of activities that The Bridge for Heroes offers to its beneficiaries and to view the range of products that are created by the various Groups, which are available to everybody for an appropriate donation. Members of the public are most welcome.

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The long-awaited mural (delayed due to Covid), designed and painted by the 'Time Turners' a group of youngsters delivering creative projects as part of the 'Stories of Lynn', has been painted on the siding of The Bridge Centre located in Clough Lane, King's Lynn. I am sure we all agree that this is an amazing piece of artwork, that represents both the diversity and scope of people who have contributed to the Armed Forces during the 20th and into the 21st century.

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The Bridge for Heroes
52a South Clough Lane
King’s Lynn
PE30 1SE


01553 760230


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