The UK will hold the first ever national games for British wounded, injured and sick veterans and personnel in Sheffield next July.
- The Games will incorporate the trials for the Invictus Games in The Hague in 2020
- The national event will focus on helping individuals to lead full and rewarding lives
- 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney saw countless examples of wounded, injured and sick serving personnel and veterans displaying the unconquered spirit that now typifies this movement.
Building on the success of Sydney, and maintaining the strong association with the Invictus Games, the UK partnership, consisting of Help for Heroes, the Ministry of Defence and The Royal British Legion, will be delivering a series of events and activities not least a multi-sport, multi-day event in Sheffield in July 2019.
The event in Sheffield will include Team UK’s Trials for the next Invictus Games in The Hague in May 2020, and provide opportunities for up to 500 individuals and their families to use the power of sport, teamwork and competition to significantly accelerate their recovery.
Participants will be able to take part in sports including athletics, wheelchair basketball, powerlifting, swimming and sitting volleyball.
Head of UK Delegation, Air Vice-Marshal Garry Tunnicliffe said: “The Invictus Games 2018 once again showed the incredible rehabilitative power of sport to help our wounded and injured service personnel and veterans. These new games will ensure we maintain the momentum of recovery for the special community Invictus has created. Together with Help for Heroes and The Royal British Legion we can help those who have life changing conditions, especially those who have sacrificed so much for our country, to lead full and rewarding lives.
Mel Waters, CEO Help for Heroes said: “We are extremely proud of the significant progress so many individuals and families have made on their recovery journeys through being part of Team UK. We are delighted that, alongside the Ministry of Defence and The Royal British Legion, we will be able to help even more individuals benefit from the power of taking part in sport in 2019.”
Antony Baines, Director of Operations at The Royal British Legion said: “The Legion is proud to be working with Help for Heroes and the Ministry of Defence on the 2019 Games in Sheffield. The event will be an example of our life long commitment to today’s Serving personnel, veterans and their families. These Games are aimed at not only those competing in sport, but their partners, parents, children and friends who support their loved ones throughout injury or illness and play an integral part in their recovery.”
Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said:
“We are thrilled that in July 2019 Sheffield will be hosting the UK Trials for the Invictus Games in The Hague 2020. The Games, famously founded by Prince Harry, in 2014 and ending today in Sydney, is a sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, with an enormous and growing worldwide profile.
“In Sheffield, we are becoming increasingly well-known as the leading city in the UK for adaptive and disability sport, which makes this a match made in sporting heaven. We are looking forward to giving a warm Sheffield welcome to the five hundred participants, as well as their teams and supporters, and are hugely proud to support our armed forces, along with Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion charities.
“We know people in Sheffield are great at getting behind major sporting events, so watch this space for more details about opportunities for communities and the business and cultural sector throughout the city to get involved and support the event.
“This is the first time the UK Invictus Trials will be run as a formal event in this way, and it is fantastic that Sheffield has been chosen to host this inaugural occasion at the forefront of a positive and exciting global movement.”
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-including three accessible rooms and nine deluxe family rooms
The DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park has introduced 36 beautiful new deluxe bedrooms to its existing range of outstanding facilities. Guests staying in the rooms will be treated to bathrobe and slippers, bottled water, complimentary Wi-Fi, a walk-in shower and work desk and a speaker in the bathroom which links to the rooms television so guests can listen to music from the television whilst in the shower. As well as a king-sized DoubleTree Sweet Dreams® Bed included within the stay will be complimentary mineral water, tea and coffee making facilities, plus a mini-refrigerator to store snacks.
There is also a large desk using complimentary Wi-Fi. This modern room with luxurious furnishings also provides a 40-inch LCD TV, complimentary bath products, a laptop-sized safe and adjustable temperature controls.
Included within the new rooms are three King Deluxe Accessible Guestrooms with a contemporary wet room. They all have the option of a connecting Deluxe Twin Room which is perfect for anyone travelling with a carer. They are fully equipped with walk in wet rooms, pull down wardrobe rails, emergency assistance cords and vibrating pillows. As with all the Deluxe rooms bathrobe and slippers, bottled water, complimentary Wi-Fi, accessible wet room and work desk are standard as well as all the Deluxe rooms features.
Ideal for family travellers, there are also nine Deluxe guest rooms which include sofa beds and can sleep up to three adults, or two adults and two children.
Guests can make use of all the outstanding on-site facilities including a large car park which is free to all guests.
As part of November’s World Vegan Month, Vine Hotels has launched vegan delegate menus across its portfolio of seven UK hotels and venues. The brand-new choice of dishes has been designed to specifically meet the growing demand of delegates who want to enjoy vegan foods as part of their meeting and event experience.
A recent survey found that over three million people* in the UK identify as vegans, and the new menus and dishes will ensure the venues can cater for this increasing dietary trend. Embracing the other big food trend for more relaxed corporate dining and proving that vegan food can be tasty and fun, delegates can enjoy a vegan ‘Street Food’ lunch at Whirlowbrook Hall.
There is a tempting choice of Chickpea Falafel, Paprika Cream and Flatbread; Spiced Bean Burger; Mexican Fajita Kebabs, Soured Cream, Tortilla; Hand Cut Chips, Cheese, Spring Onion, Chives; ‘Hot Dogs’, Caramelised Onions, American Mustard, and a Thai Noodle Broth, Pak Choi and Flaked Coconut.
For corporate events or delegate dinners, guests can also enjoy new vegan menus. These feature dishes such as Charred Watermelon, Mint & Chilli Gel, Coconut Sorbet or Tandoori Kebabs, Rainbow Slaw, Paprika Yoghurt, Micro Coriander to start. Followed by Red Pepper and Spinach Lasagne, Saffron Roast Potatoes, Ruby Chard or a Butternut Squash: Risotto, Pureed, Roasted, Fried Sage, Chia Seeds. And if you have room, desserts feature a Raspberry Meringue, Tropical Fruit, Mango Coulis; Carrot Cake, Toasted Pistachios, Carrot Powder, or a Dark Chocolate & Orange Cheesecake, Orange Gel, Chocolate Soil.
The venues featuring new vegan menus include Double Tree by Hilton Sheffield Park, Best Western Cutlers Hotel, Mosborough Hall, Whirlowbrook Hall, Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel, Best Western Cresta Court and Kenwood Hotel & Spa.
Commenting on the launch Garin Davies, chief executive of Vine Hotels said: “We have seen the number of enquiries asking for vegan event menus increase substantially this year, and so it is a natural step for Vine Hotels to ensure those demands are comprehensively met.”
He added: “By offering a vegan menu and vegan choices we are ensuring that event and conference organisers can offer another dimension to the food experience at Vine Hotels. The real beauty of the vegan options we have created is that they are all creative, delicious food choices that can be enjoyed by all our guests, not just vegans.”
For further information please visit http://www.vinehotels.co.uk/
Sunday Times Top 5 Best Seller Milly Johnson is showcasing her new book, “The Mother of All Christmases’, at a ‘Meet the Author’ afternoon tea at Mosborough Hall hotel on November 20, 2018.
The event offers literary fans the opportunity to meet this accomplished author in person, and begins with traditional afternoon tea, after which Milly will discuss her new book – the characters, the friendships and the inspiration – and share anecdotes and stories of her career. Guests can participate in an audience question and answer session, before meeting Milly as she signs their copy of her book.
The Mother of All Christmases is published by Simon & Schuster on November 15, 2018. It features Annie, Palma and Eve who all meet at the ‘Christmas Pudding Club’, a new community gathering created by a forward-thinking young doctor to help mums-to-be mingle and share their pregnancy journeys. But as Christmas approaches and troubles are shared, it’s the friendships born within the group, that will bring the greatest love and contentment of all.
Tickets are £17.95 per person including a copy of ‘The Mother of All Christmases’ and afternoon tea. 10% of the proceeds from ticket sales are being donated to Variety, the Children’s Charity. 1.00pm-4.00pm on November 20, 2018. Tickets are available from email@example.com or by calling 0114 2484353. Car parking is available at the Hotel. www.mosboroughhall.co.uk
Commenting on the event, Paul Brown, general manager at Mosborough Hall hotel said: “Milly’s novels are hugely popular. We are delighted to be able to welcome her to the Hotel for the event, and what’s even more special – she is a Yorkshire author! Homegrown literary talent at its very best. I have no doubt that guests will have a fabulous afternoon in what we hope will be the first in a series of author events at the Hotel.”
Milly Johnson is a Sunday Times Top 5 bestselling author of fourteen novels with millions of copies of her novels sold to date. Known as the ‘Queen of Feel-Good Fiction’, Milly’s novels are about the universal issues of friendship, family, love, betrayal, good food and the little bit of that magic in life that sometimes visits the unsuspecting. Milly is a columnist for her local newspaper and is also an experienced broadcaster on radio and TV. She is also patron of several local charities, including Yorkshire Cat Rescue and The Well at the Core, with community and animal welfare issues close to her heart. www.millyjohnson.co.uk