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Free holidays for disabled veterans

7 January 2009

The Royal British Legion and Vitalise unite to offer free UK holidays to disabled veterans - the Best of British!

Accessible holiday provider Vitalise will throw open the doors of two of its centres in April 2009 and offer a free one-week holiday to all those with physical disabilities sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces, together with one guest of their choosing*. The free weeks on offer are:

4-11 April 2009
Vitalise Sandpipers
A splendid seafront setting in historic Southport
Vitalise Sandpipers, Southport
18-25 April 2009
Vitalise Netley Waterside House

A beautiful coastal location overlooking Southampton Water
The garden at Vitalise Netley, Southampton

Guests will enjoy fun, revitalising holidays with full board in beautiful, fully accessible surroundings with all the amenities one would expect of holiday hotels. What’s more, Vitalise will offer a range of activities and excursions that's guaranteed to appeal to the guests. With a choice of trips on the Centres' accessible vehicles to sporting venues, outdoor activities, cultural attractions and local nightspots, and nightly entertainment laid on, there won’t be a dull moment!

In order to meet the physical requirements of guests, each Centre is purpose-built and equipped to cater for virtually any requirement. Trained care staff are available 24/7 if needed, and all the guests enjoy the company and support of volunteers, some of whom are ex-Service people themselves.

This is why Vitalise and the Legion can say with confidence that whether you have a permanent disability as a result of injuries sustained while on active service, or you’ve been injured and need support on the road to recovery, this free holiday is for you!

For more information about our exciting free holiday offer, call Vitalise on 0845 345 1970, email or visit

Vitalise logo*This offer is funded by The Royal British Legion  and is open to all those with physical disabilities sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces, together with one guest of their choosing.

Places on the Forces Weeks are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

The holidays are full board and completely free, with the exception of drinks purchased from the bar and admission to venues on excursions.

Those eligible will need to supply a medical certificate as part of the booking process, for which some doctors may levy a charge.

Vitalise is a registered charity, number 295072

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