Give Us Time takes commercially let accommodation donated by owners of holiday groups, hotels, holiday homes and timeshares, and matches them with military families in need of rest, rehabilitation and reconnection with their families.
Often, after 6 months away from home, the family dynamic can change considerably and it can be stressful for both the service personnel and their families to readjust to a life together again, in a domestic situation that may be different to how it was before they left. Give Us Time helps service families reconnect to life after deployments and provides them with the chance to spend time together and to reaffirm their family bonds and strengthen relationships.
Why We Do it
Since 2001, more than 220,000 British forces personnel have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. 455 of those have lost their lives in Afghanistan, in addition to 179 in Iraq. Up to 75,000 more have experienced physical or psychological damage as a result of combat operations – a figure that does not include those who are yet to be diagnosed with PTSD or other complications due to service. But these numbers are just the personnel and do not include the parents, children, wives, husbands, partners and numerous other family members that have been affected by these conflicts in support of their relatives and loved ones overseas. After six months away, the family dynamic has changed and service families need time together to adjust to life after deployments. Give Us Time provides families with time to reconnect in a peaceful environment.
How It Works
Holiday accommodation is generously donated by holiday companies or private owners. Give Us Time then matches these with British service personnel who are in need of rest and quality time to spend with their families.
Give Us Time holidays are almost always accommodation only, except in exceptional circumstances.
A message from Our Founder
Give Us Time was founded in 2012 and established as a Charity in 2013. Having worked as both an Army medic and later as Secretary of State for Defence, Liam Fox MP, knew all too well the affect that military life can have on service families, and was aware that homecomings are not always as easy as might be expected. The family unit is the rock that underpins military life, be that the military family or the individual service families, who themselves form a close community on which military personnel often depend. Give Us Time was set up with cross-party support in parliament and the charity now has a growing support base within the public.
Holiday accommodation is generously donated by holiday companies or private owners. Give Us Time then matches these with British service personnel who are in need of rest and quality time to spend with their families. Give Us Time holidays are almost always accommodation only, except in exceptional circumstances.
No matter how big or small the property is or whether it is an apartment, hotel room or lodge: we’d love you to consider donating available spare capacity, a week or a weekend, to a military family in in need. The only requirement we ask is that the property is commercially let. The process to donate your spare capacity is easy and quick. Hosts only need to register on our website and upload few information regarding the property they want to donate. It’s possible to donate one single break or several at the same time. Once the breaks have been added to the website they are available to book by our families in need.
If laptops and technology are not your best friends or if you are extremely busy, please get in touch with the Give Us Time Team and we will assist you in the donation process to make it even quicker and easier for you.
To make a donation of a holiday home or money, or to see the website please click the following link >>>>>>>
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
If you or a Veteran you know is suffering from PTSD, Anxiety, Loneliness or Depression, you are not alone.
The – Minds At War – Crisis Support Helpline Number is open 24/7 and a First Responder is on call at all times.
- 0800 031 4368
You can also ring this same number during normal hours and seek advice, support and guidance.