Community cabin a welcome retreat for Forces kids

October 20, 2016

Forces children at Crofton Hammond Infant school in Fareham have a new way of coping with having a parent away on deployment.

They have received a £20,000 grant from the Armed Forces Covenant to build ‘The Crofton Cabin’, where children can FaceTime their mums and dads, write blueys, or get support from a counsellor. The cabin also doubles as a drop-in centre for parents.

Naval Families Federation Regional Liaison Officer for the South East of England, Nicola Thompson, went to the opening of the cabin. Nicola has been working on developing a ‘schools cluster’ bringing together schools to share good practice and discuss ideas.

She said “‘The Crofton Cabin’ is a great example of how schools can apply for funding from the Armed Forces Covenant and offer specific and innovative support for service children”.

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