The 2nd Battalion received a grant from the Royal Anglian Regiment RHQ to support families of the regiment during the cost of cost of living crisis.
The money is already making a positive impact and the first event was a family’s Sunday lunch. We held it on Mother’s Day the 19th March 2023. As the battalion is still deployed it was great seeing so many partners and their children attending the event. A really important part of this event was to also introduce the wider battalion family to the new battalion restaurant, which is a far cry from a traditional cookhouse.
This is where the discounted children’s meals are going to be served. The first run out of the initiative will happen next week. We will start slowly, one meal a week to build interest for two weeks. This will allow us to test and adjust, ironing out any problems. The Initiative will be running at full capacity in April 23.