Several members of “De Gewonde Soldaat” took part in the Amstel Gold Race on april 16th. This activity is one of the first activities where several wounded, injured and sick personal from different organisations took part in together. It has been an amazing day for our members and we are thankfull we were invited by the “Wounded Warrior Cycling Team” to let us take part in this activity.
Most of us will never know the full horrors of combat. Many Service men and women suffer life-changing injuries, both visible and invisible, while serving their countries. How do these men and women find the motivation to move on and not be defined by their injuries?
April 9th De Gewonde Soldaat gave an cooking workshop to there members and familie. The workshop held place in de Gooische Kookstudie, DJ and Arjan both chef-cooks where there to help us and guide us in the kitchen. Stephanie Verhoef had her camera team with her, they follow her on her road to the Invictus Games coming May in Orlando Florida, she will participate in swimming, cyclin and track.
On the 8th of July 2015 the association The Wounded Soldier received a cheque from the organisation LOSC (Land Operations Support Command), Jan Jaap van Weering (etiquette and manners consultant) and Johan and Coby Bergsma (Bergsma photography). During Kingsprome organized by the LOSC on the 23th of Apil 2015, there has been a collection of financial resources.
On the 27th of June 2015 The Netherlands celebrated the National Veterans-day. It was the eleventh edition of this event organized by the Ministry of defence, Vfonds, the Veterans Institute, the city of the Hague. For our Association this meant the second year in a row participating in the parade as well as the release of a stand.