Firstly I would like to take this opportunity to thank not only ‘CLC World Charity Holidays’ but also ‘Give Us Time’ for this opportunity of a family holiday to Austria. Life in the forces is fast paced and my role means I spend time away from home. This break gave us the chance to leave everything behind. My phone was switched off, so to speak!
After the 16 hour drive, which at the time sounded like a good idea, we were welcomed by stunning scenery in Saalfelden and an even warmer welcome by the staff at CLC Alpine Centre. The week was packed full of hiking, cultural visits, tobogganing, boat rides, spas and we were even lucky enough to fit 2 days skiing in up on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. In the evenings we spent it relaxing in either the alpine centre swimming pool or challenging the kids to pool and table tennis. All followed up with a glass of wine on the balcony in awe of the stunning views.
The lodge itself was amazing with everything you could ask for. We were made to feel extremely welcome from the outset.
I am very proud of being a member of British Army and I am hugely appreciative of all the work that ‘Give Us Time’ and ‘CLC World Charity Holidays’ are doing for our service men and women, it truly is invaluable.