“I have been through so much emotionally since losing our only child in Afghanistan and truly this was such a lovely and quiet place that gave me time to relax and leave behind all of the hardships and struggles of my life”.
The family went on a week accommodation with CLC World Resorts & Hotels in Tenerife. They were impressed by the resort and highlighted how the accommodation was first class in a lovely and pleasant place: “everything you could ask for from a holiday!” The staff were so friendly and supportive and the entertainment team second to none! “We played golf, bingo and even a quiz game”. There is also a shuttle that takes you to the city centre where there are a lot of nice places to visit and lovely restaurants that the family very much enjoyed.
The family added how they were pleased in meeting amazing people with whom they shared their memories of their late son. “It was lovely just to be able to talk about him, people were lovely and wished us well and thanked us for his service. In some ways, it gave me so much pride in all he did for his country to know people truly are grateful for all our fallen service personnel.”
The family were so happy to see that people didn’t hide from them – on the contrary they wanted to know about their son and speaking about him proved to be a healing experience.
“Thank you so much to all at Give Us Time! I don’t think people realise just how important these week trips can help our families. I am deeply grateful to the wonderful people and companies who give up accommodation to allow these trips to happen”