18 April, 2009


Friends & Families of Deployed Units (FAFDU)

Families And Friends of Deployed Units (FAFDU) is a Plymouth based informal group which offers families and friends of a deployed loved one, an opportunity to meet others in similar circumstances on a regular basis for a variety of social events and get-togethers.

If you live further away and are visiting this area, you are welcome to join us. Some of you may live closer to other military establishments and could contact the HIVE, or their welfare organisation to enquire about similar events.

'Deployed' for our group can mean away for as little as a day, on a course or weekending, as well as the longer times away. We are a mixture of wives, partners and Community Workers.

Radford Community Centre holds a weekly drop-in for a coffee and chat on Thursday lunchtimes.

Examples of events:

  • Seasonal Parties at Easter, Halloween and Christmas
  • Games and Fun at Radford
  • Daytrip to Street Discount Shopping Village
  • Pantomime at Theatre Royal, Plymouth

All are welcome to join us, most of the events have little or no cost and transport can sometimes be arranged.

For details and directions please contact one of the following people:

Phone Icon Phone: 01752 406680 - Helen Howlett - Radford Family Centre - Plymstock

Phone Icon Phone: 01752 779054 - Adele Towsey - Crownhill Family Centre - Plymouth

Events are held in most months of the year. We go away for a day to a venue or have a 'Get Together' in one of the Community Centres, usually on a Sunday.

FAFDU Woodlands Adventure Park

Sunday 5th October 2008

Location: Woodlands Adventure Park.

Cost, which includes entrance fee and coach travel is.

£5.00 per adult.

£3.00 for each child aged 3 and over.

Children under 3 free. 

Coach 1 will depart from Plymstock- Stokingway @ 9.15am and Plympton @ 9.30am

Coach 2 will depart from Widewell-Tiverton Close @ 9.15am and Crownhill- Crownhill Fort Road @ 9.30am

A short briefing will be held in the Cafe Area @ 11.00am

Coaches will leave Woodlands @ 4.00pm

To book seats please contact - NPFS Advice Service

Phone Icon Phone:   01752 569696 or 9375 65289




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