The project to install four accommodation ‘pods’ at Altcar Training Camp on Merseyside for the use of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women aims to provide a pleasant, secluded and secure location for military personnel in recovery to take relaxing breaks as part of their recuperation process. This is the only project of it’s kind on a military training estate.
The first pod for the site was gifted to Altcar Training Camp. Thanks to the fantastic response from the local community, businesses and local charities, over £50,000 has been raised for the project. Each pod accommodates two people and is provided with electricity. The completed site, positioned in a quiet location away from the centre of the camp and beside a river, comprises parking, an ablution and kitchen area, a workshop, fire pit and barbeque. The site, named Code’s Retreat, is already supplied with mains power, water and a septic tank.
The formal opening of Codes Retreat will take place in March 2019. We will invite all those who have donated or have been part of the project to the official opening.
Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Black, Commandant Altcar Training Camp, said: ‘Since we started this project we’ve really been overwhelmed by the fantastic support of the local community and local businesses. Thanks to them we have been able to almost complete the project, and when complete the site will provide a real haven for recuperating servicemen and women.’
Stephen Hunter, an employee at Altcar Training Camp and project manager for the initiative, said: ‘Everyone I’ve spoken to, without a hesitation, has donated to the project, or have got involved. I think when it’s finished I’ll be staying here myself some evenings! It’s just great to be doing something for our heroes when they come home. I thank everyone for their truly humbling support.’
If you want to help or support this wonderful initiative then please contact Altcar Training Camp.