Generous grant allows Revitalise to provide much-needed holidays for disabled ex-Royal Navy and Marines

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17th June 2021

Respite care charity Revitalise are delighted to announce that they have received a very generous contribution of £11,540 from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC), enabling them to provide holidays for disabled ex-Royal Navy personnel and their carers, many of whom are in desperate need of a break following lockdown.

The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity exist to support sailors, marines and their families for life, providing grants to dozens of charities. Revitalise know that the pandemic has hit disabled people and their carers particularly hard, with many still forced to isolate, so a break at one of the charity’s respite centres, backed up by excellent nurse-led care, may have come at the perfect time.

Revitalise CEO Jan Tregelles said:

“We are thrilled to have benefitted from another year of support with the RNRMC and grateful for their grant, allowing Revitalise to welcome many ex-service personnel to enjoy a break with us. The grant is already enabling us to provide support to members of the Royal Navy community and their loved ones, after a particularly difficult year with the pandemic.

Revitalise would like everyone who feels they are struggling to know that we are here to give you a warm welcome at our centre, should you need a break or change of scenery.”  

 

One recent Revitalise guest, Lani, stayed at Sandpipers during lockdown and described her time at the centre. She said:

“Thank you so much for saving me. At home, I was lonely, stressed and depressed. I thought Sandpipers would be just what I needed and it was. The beautiful surroundings, late night talks, laughing until I cried all just about made lockdown bearable.”

 

For 57 years, Revitalise has provided respite care breaks to a huge range of people. These are a vital lifeline to so many unpaid home carers and their disabled family members.

To enquire about respite care support at Revitalise Sandpipers, please contact our friendly bookings team on 0303 303 0145 or by emailing bookings@revitalise.org.uk

To show your support for Revitalise and help us to provide subsidised care breaks during the pandemic, please click here.

 


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