A helping habit

From running arts and crafts at a mums’ and tots’ group and being a music librarian for one of the Military Wives Choirs to presenting on her community radio station, army spouse Donna Burns’ extensive voluntee...

Burning ambition

Army spouse Sophie Hodgson had always wanted to help people but could never put her finger on precisely how. That changed when she turned up the heat on her interest to join the fire service. “I first applied ...

Forces Scrub Hub

The Forces Scrub Hub was started by army spouse Kelly Pollard, team leader at the Sandhurst Military Coworking Hub; an initiative set-up to support military spouses working from home. With many members of the ...

Supporting little feet

ARMY spouses Lindsey Edgell and Amy Wilson came to BATUK, Kenya alongside their serving partners and saw how different life was for the local community. They heard many reports of children needing footwear and...

The people’s pavilion

DISHFORTH Yorkshire is an isolated camp with few facilities for families to go to after working hours – making downtime difficult especially when serving personnel are away. Fay and serving husband Chris used ...

Support through sadness

BEING a mother who experienced both a stillbirth and miscarriage, Army spouse Amy Woodbridge was keen to set up a supportive group in Germany for those away from their family and friends. Amy found on a previ...

A clean sweep

NO-ONE wants to live somewhere unloved and rubbish-strewn, so father and son Lee and Joshua Atkins (pictured below) decided to take matters into their own hands after they moved from Wiltshire to North Yorkshir...

Co-workers hone the hub

A GROUP of friends in Scotland were all struggling with the same work and training challenges and didn’t want to let their talents to go to waste, so they set up the Leuchars Station Co-Working Hub. “We wanted...