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Official Opening of the Yeovilton Family Centre "Haven"

Commodore Chris Palmer cuts the ribbon with Community Worker Tracey Hallett and Debut Commercial; Manager, Kevan Taylor
Commodore Chris Palmer cuts the ribbon with Community Worker Tracey Hallett and Debut Commercial; Manager, Kevan Taylor

Commodore Chris Palmer, Commanding Officer RNAS Yeovilton, formally opened a newly redesigned and refurbished room at the Tall Trees Community  Centre – the HAVEN.

The HAVEN is a multifunctional community room used for providing activities and events for serving personnel and their families. It is a room that can be used by families to meet socially, has an internet access computer and refreshments.
 
The Commodore said it was thanks to £2500 provided by the Royal British Legion (RBL) and the Debut Community Team that we have converted what was a dull and little used room into a bright and functional central meeting place for the community. He also paid tribute to the Community Worker, Tracey Hallett, and her team who had put so much of their time and effort into this really worthwhile project.

Service families need the reassurance of mutual support in times of separation with so many personnel serving overseas, and the HAVEN provides that.   Whilst the generosity of the RBL and Debut made the project possible, the service community already have a sense of belonging because they were involved in the planning, design and work on the HAVEN.

The opening was attended by the Somerset British Legion Chairman, Major Rikki Peters,  Mr Kevan Taylor,  the Commercial Manager of Debut, and many other supporters and helpers.