Search to find Staffordshire's Hidden Warriors

A community interest company is highlighting the work of local heroes while also helping young people during lockdown.

Gavin Tuach from Hidden Warriors CIC
Gavin Tuach from Hidden Warriors CIC

Hidden Warriors CIC supports families of Armed Forces veterans, as well as other families in need of support in Staffordshire.

During lockdown it has provided more than 100 activity bags for young children that are in self isolation or from less privileged backgrounds.

The packs contain toys, games, craft sets, colouring books and stationery.

Gavin Tuach, founder of Hidden Warriors CIC, who also works in the Royal Navy, said: “During the coronavirus outbreak, what we had set up for could not be used, such as uniforms and sports days.

"I know some don’t have the luxury of having the money to buy things to entertain their children or order things online.

“We posted on the Stafford coronavirus support page on Facebook asking if anyone would be interested in an activity pack for their child and parents got in touch with us from there.

"We then got a grant from the local council, which allowed us to provide another 60 packs that were given out with free school meal vouchers and by support groups. In total we have supplied just over 100.

“We have also spent £200 on stationery for Veritas Primary Academy in Stafford, so children don’t have to share stationery while social distancing at school.”

As well as the activity packs, Gavin is asking people to nominate their Hidden Warrior – someone who has gone above and beyond to offer help – during the pandemic. To make a nomination, visit the Hidden Warriors CIC’s website.

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