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NGVFA Respite Break
Annually in March - Butlins, Skegness

Next Respite Break: March 19th to 23rd 2018


NGVFA Respite 2017 review

2017 Respite - Darts winners with Eric Bristow 2017 Respite - Members & families 2017 Respite - Members & families
2017 Respite - meetings & discussions 2017 Respite - Royal Arthur

2017 was the NGVFA's 18th break; it was another successful Respite Break - 163 people, with 21% of the attendees being there for the first time.

One of the key aims of our Respite Break, in addition to providing members and families with a well-deserved break, is to provide some "Face to Face" information and support.

However, due to the limited funds this year we were unable to provide our usual Wednesday evening entertainment. In fact the only "usual" NGVFA entertainment exclusive to our members was the Monday night in JAKs for the meet and greet and the Wednesday afternoon darts competition - the rest of the entertainment was the onsite Butlins Entertainment.

Read the full report here:
Download PDF documentRespite report 2017 (1.8Mb)


The Application Forms for 2018 are now available

Book early and don't miss out - fill in the form and send it back as soon as possible. (If you can't see the booking form link, make sure you are logged in to the site and try again.)

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Expenditure Financial Form:

In order for us to apply for funding from the forces charities (ABF The Soldiers Charity, RAF Benevolent Fund and Poppyscotland) they require information on the income and expenditure that relates to the veteran applying for funding who cannot afford to pay for themselves. For the past 4 years we have been asked to obtain this information by the use of the expenditure form shown above.

This form is not designed to catch anyone out or stop them obtaining funding to attend the respite break. If the form is not completed and submitted by us this can result in either no funding or a reduction of funding we receive from these sources. Please note that the expenditure form is not used or sent to any other organisation by the NGVFA.

However if you do have any queries regarding the expenditure form when you apply to attend 2018 respite please contact the office to discuss.

If you have any queries about the respite break, the dates & location, or the application forms for next year, please contact us.

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