BADER BRAVES Winter Wonderland Weekend – A sparkling success

The BADER BRAVES Winter Wonderland Weekend, held at Calvert Trust, Kielder, Northumberland over the weekend  (27th – 29th January), was a sparkling success in every way. From the frost on the ground to the enjoyment of the Braves and their carers and families.

There was an excellent response to this event resulting in a lovely diverse group. New friendships were made, new challenges undertaken and a lot of fun had by all amongst some of the most beautiful and spectacular scenery in the country.

There will be a full report to follow very shortly so keep watching these pages but, in the meantime, here is a video from David Bickers, CEO of the DBF, who was not only there for the event but celebrated his birthday as well. (I won’t give away his age though.) Keith Delderfield, the DBF Director of Operations, just managed to make it home by a whisker to celebrate his on Monday. (I definitely won’t be divulging his!)

We’d also love to hear from any BRAVES, their carers or family members. Please send us your reports and photographs so that we can put them up on the Website to show those who weren’t there what they missed!

Please click on the link to see David’s video. He’s getting so good at this we’re expecting to see the Oscar nominations come rolling in….


The Douglas Bader Foundation is extremely grateful to all at the Calvert Trust, Kielder for looking after everyone so well and for giving the BRAVES a weekend to remember.

Our thanks also to all those who attended. You made the Event what it was.

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