On Friday 1st March, the children, parents, management, members of the Management Board and Trustees of Go Commando celebrated with one of the patrons of Go Commando, Lady Gass DCVO, the opening of The Brambles Day Nursery a year ago. The Brambles is a unique, not for profit business, which provides a venue for the children of military families and the local community to come together. It also provides an ideal opportunity for the parents to mix and
The Brambles Children's Day Nursery, initiated, sponsored and supported by Go Commando, is going from strength to strength as more and more children join us. If you are interested in a place for your child, register him or her quickly as we are rapidly filling up! We continue to work to establish excellent resources and provision for the children in our care and as a result we have been fortunate to receive a grant of £10,000 from
Could YOU do a family charity event for Go Commando? Have you ever thought about doing a family charity event? Go Commando, whose charity objects are centred on the family, helps sponsor family fund raising challenges throughout the country and abroad. The challenge can be anything from a country ramble, a mud run, a 5km run through to a marathon or an Iron Man/ Woman challenge. All the family don’t have to take part, but can help as
Sarah is from Los Angeles and an alumni of UCLA, where she was a member of the famous UCLA swim team. Since her swimming career ended, she became addicted to running, especially the longer distances. The Marine Corp Marathon will be her 7th marathon. She is married to Declan de Val and has two children. She is a keen supporter of the work of Go Commando and when she saw that the United States Marine Corps Marathon was
Sponsorship Through networking earlier in the year Go Commando were approached to sponsor a player on the Somerset Wyverns American Football Team. This player was a serving Royal Marine, however, unfortunately due to injury he was unable to continue through the season. Go Commando saw an opportunity to spread our message and became the sponsor of the chairman, Simon Champion. After a year of steady growth in membership, 2017 became the year that the Somerset Wyverns club
Scran in the Sgts Mess For the first time, in the summer, Go Commando teamed up with The Soldiers Charity, thanks to Tim Jay's initiative and hosted THE BIG COMMANDO CURRY LUNCH at Norton Manor Camp 40 Commando in Taunton. Allowing for the first time access for members of the public to see what goes on ‘behind the wire’. Over 100 guests joined the trustees by kind invitation of Lt Col Paul Maynard, 40 Commando’s Commanding Officer.
LACEY MAY Our family are blessed with 3 beautiful children 2 girls and 1 boy. When our third child was born unfortunately she was starved of oxygen, and struggled with her first few days of life, due to brain damage which has caused Quadriplegic Spastic Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy. Lacey-May has found life challenging, but with her support network and positive bubbly personality she strives for a happy healthy future. She has undergone many surgeries
Laura's Story It was a normal day in Laura's life. The weather that day was amazing, a beautiful cold but sunny winters day. Laura, Arron & Ava were busily preparing for a wonderful Christmas, life was great in the Winter household! Aaron headed off to the gym at Norton Manor Camp and Laura was preparing for work. It was 4:30 now and Laura hadn't heard from Aaron, this was particularly unusual as Aaron was a stickler