A CHARITY offering help and advice to servicemen is hoping to open a contact centre in Spalding.
Bridge for Heroes, based in Sutton Bridge, is looking for premises in the town for a centre where veterans, serving armed forces personnel and their families could drop in for a cuppa and be signposted to appropriate services offering support.
It is hoped it would be particularly helpful to those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and would offer resettlement support for those leaving the armed forces.
Charity director Mike Taylor said the more support he receives for the plan, the sooner the new centre could open and he is looking for donations, volunteers and anyone with suitable premises to contact him.
The charity’s first contact centre in King’s Lynn is due to open next month, and it is hoped it will be followed by others in Hunstanton, Grantham, Stamford and Cromer, as well as the one in Spalding.
Bridge For Heroes was originally set up with a view to buying the Bridge Hotel in Sutton Bridge to provide week-long respite breaks to servicemen and their families.
It was later decided not to go-ahead with the purchase and Mr Taylor is now looking for other suitable premises for his “hotel for heroes”.
Last month, he made a presentation about his plans to military commanders and the Government.
Anyone interested in offering help or for more information about Bridge for Heroes, contact Mr Taylor on 01406 359328 or go to www.thebridgeforheroes.org