Annington Limited, which leases housing to the Ministry of Defence for service families, has pledged a further two years’ support for the popular “Short Breaks” scheme, an initiative of SSAFA the Armed Forces charity.
SSAFA’s Short Breaks are for serving families who have a child with an additional need or disability. These are free breaks and an opportunity for families to spend quality time together, to try fun adventure activities and to meet other Forces families in similar situations.
A number of breaks are held at the Calvert Trust centres in the UK, and this year there are five: two in the Lake District and three on Exmoor.
Annington’s support for SSAFA’s Short Breaks began in 2018, with a commitment to three years in 2019, and has now been extended to 2023 and 2024.
The housing provider’s vital support for the service families – sponsoring an entire Short Break at Calvert Trust Lake District for all attendees – this year totals some £49,000.