Monday April 25th 2016
The Lothians Veterans Centre are running their very successful football tournament Sunday 19th June 2016 at Dalkeith Thistle Football Club in King’s Park, Dalkeith.
Last year over 440 children played matches in the morning and fourteen adult teams played in the afternoon. Local Community health & wellbeing organisations Places for People, Midlothian and East Lothian Drug and Alcohol Partnership (MELDAP) and Alive & Kicking participated during the event and the majority of teams had a past or present Armed Forces connection.
If you would like to enter a team then phone Steven Williams on 07940 511610 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As well as the football there wil be a bouncy castles, Burger & ice cream vans and the Royal British Legion Riders Branch.
The Lothian Veterans Centre charity was originally founded in July 2009 as The Mark Wright Project. The charity is designed to meet the need for a veterans drop-in centre with no appointment necessary allowing complex needs to be catered for in an environment which is familiar and friendly.
The centre aims first and foremost, to create a welcoming and friendly environment, providing person-centred support for ex-service personnel and their families across Edinburgh and the Lothians. The Lothian Veterans Centre is located in the centre of Dalkeith and works in partnerships with many orgainisations including the Dalkeith Job Centre, Midlothian Council (Housing Department & Welfare Rights Team) and Dalkeith Citizens Advice Bureau.
The centre provides information advice and support on Housing, Benefits & Welfare issues, Employment, Education, Training, Health & Wellbeing as well as signposting to supporting organisations.
If you would like to know more about the Lothian Veterans Centre then see their website http://www.lothiansveteranscentre.org.uk/home
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