Founded in 2015, Woody’s Lodge is a charity that provides help and support for veterans and their families in Wales. Their mission is to provide a safe and welcoming space for veterans to meet and socialise, as well as offer advice and practical support with issues such as housing, employment, and finances. At ONCREE, we’re delighted to have collaborated with Woody’s Lodge for the past five years. Through our team’s considerable online marketing experience and skills, we’ve been able to give Woody’s Lodge a presence and voice online. From the early days when they were only just starting out, we’ve worked closely with the team at Woody’s Lodge to develop effective digital marketing strategies that have helped them achieve incredible growth.
Hear what Dr. David Trotman, Chairman of the Management Board has to say:
“Working with ONCREE has transformed us as a charity, not only in terms of inhouse function but also taking Woody’s Lodge to a new level the online sphere, helping us to communicate with the communities we serve and in developing platforms for future sustainability.”
And today, we are excited to share that Sarah Mason, the director of ONCREE, will be participating in the upcoming Normandy Battlefield Tour. Sarah will be fundraising in memory of her parents Eric and Esme Mason. Who dedicated their lives to supporting the Armed Forces community. Eric was a Royal Air Force veteran and spent years of his working life with Masons Removals supporting the Armed Forces, moving personnel around the country and overseas. Esme was the backbone of Masons Removals, raising four children whilst keeping the company running smoothly.
Sarah works pro-bono for Woody’s Lodge funded by Masons Moving Group, offering her expertise to support veterans in need. Your donation, no matter how small, will help provide crucial support to Welsh veterans in need. Please consider donating to this worthy cause through our Just Giving fundraising page.
Help for Homeless Veterans
One of the key areas of support that Woody’s Lodge provides is help for homeless veterans. Homelessness is a major issue for veterans, who struggle to adjust to civilian life and may face a range of issues, such as mental health problems, substance abuse, and financial difficulties. Woody’s Lodge works closely with local authorities and housing providers to ensure that homeless veterans are given the support they need to find stable accommodation and get their lives back on track.
Fundraising for Welsh Veterans
Woody’s Lodge relies on donations and fundraising events to continue their important work. They run events throughout the year, from charity walks to golf tournaments, and are always looking for new ways to raise money and awareness for their cause.
All funds raised by Woody’s Lodge go directly to supporting veterans and their families in Wales. This can include providing emergency financial support to veterans in crisis, supporting veterans with mental health issues, and helping veterans to find employment or training opportunities. By supporting fundraising events and making donations, individuals and businesses can make a real difference in the lives of veterans in their community.
Normandy Battlefield Tour 2023
The Normandy Battlefield Tour 2023 is an exciting upcoming event that is aimed at honouring fallen veterans and raising much-needed funds for Woody’s Lodge. This tour will take place from the 11th to the 15th of July 2023. The cycle allows veterans to visit the sites of the D-Day landings and pay their respects to those who lost their lives. We’re also proud to share that Sarah, the director of ONCREE, is participating in the Normandy Tours Cycle event to raise awareness and much-needed funds for Woody’s Lodge. This is a 3-day cycle covering 165 miles and all funds raised go towards supporting the work of Woody’s Lodge. By participating in events like this, individuals and organisations can make a tangible difference in the lives of veterans and their families in Wales.
Supporting Veterans and Their Families
In addition to their work with homeless veterans and fundraising events, Woody’s Lodge provides a range of other services and support for veterans and their families. This includes employment advice and training, mental health support, and financial advice. The charity is staffed by a team of dedicated volunteers, many of whom are veterans themselves, and they are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of those who have served their country.
Proudly Welsh Charity
Woody’s Lodge is an inspiring charity that is doing vital work to support veterans and their families in Wales. Their commitment to helping homeless veterans and fundraising by organising events like the Normandy Battlefield Tour 2023 is truly remarkable. If you would like to participate in the Normandy Battlefield Tour 2023, be sure to visit their website for more information or make a donation using our just-giving link here. It’s an opportunity not to be missed, and a chance to pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Woody’s Lodge is a shining example of how we can support and honour our veterans, and their work is a reminder of the gratitude we owe to those who have served. It’s been a privilege to support such an important organisation and we look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come.