Who we are
Trafford Veterans was formed in 2015 by Claire Wright and Chris Squires, who were both in the HM Armed Forces.
In the beginning, we attended local community events, to raise awareness and also visited groups to give short presentations on who we are and how we could help individuals within Trafford.
Our first event took place in December 2016 when we held our very first Veterans Breakfast at The John Alker in Flixton. The event was a huge success and people travelled from various places to show their support for our new venture. From then on, it was decided that we would hold a Veterans Breakfast on a monthly basis on the third Saturday of the month.
As time has gone by, we have gone from strength to strength. We have formed new activity groups and encouraged people to share their hobbies and skills.
At the moment alongside our veterans breakfast we have the following activities / groups.
3rd Saturday of the month
10am - 12pm
The John Alker Club
Flixton Road, Urmston, M41 6QY
Model Making and Craft Club
Monday 7pm - 9pm
St Matthews Hall, Chapel Lane, Stretford, M32 9AJ
in partnership with Altrincham Football Club
Tuesday 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Broomwood Community Wellbeing Centre
Mainwood Road, Timperley, WA15 7JU
Trafford Veterans Drop In
1st Friday of every month 7pm - 9pm
Tesco Extra, Community Room,
Manor Road, Altrincham, WA15 9QT
Coffee and Foodshare Morning
Friday 10am - 12pm
Partington Community Centre
Central Road, Partington, M31 4EY
Sunday 1pm - 3pm
Warslow Drive, Sale, M33 2XN
Please see individual pages for
further information on the above clubs
The reason this Community Group has been set up is because all the volunteers involved, know all to well how difficult it can be to adjust back into civilian life. We want to be able to help other veterans find the transition a little bit easier, by providing them a social place to go and to allow them to socialise and interact with other individuals, who are feeling or have felt the same in the past.
For us to continue delivering the services we do and to build on new services in the future, we need to continue being supported in the way that we already are by the wonderful individuals and organisations who have helped us to get to where we are now. If there is anyone who you feel may benefit by attending some of our events then please feel free to get in touch with us through our website or social media accounts.