TAPS United Kingdom All Populations Gathering
FOR PARENTS, SIGNIFICANT OTHERS, SIBLINGS, AND ADULT CHILDREN
Connect with others who have lost a loved one who served in the military. We will create lifelong friendships, celebrate our loved ones, and learn how the British honor their heroes at this unique event in London, England. In partnership with the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA), Bereaved Family Support Group (BFSG), RAF Widows' Association, and War Widows Association, we will share and connect with British survivors as we experience a variety of events during Remembrance Weekend, and enjoy sightseeing in and around London.
This event is rated as a challenging adventure due to the amount of walking involved. While no extreme adventures are planned, activities will involve moderate physical activity and include sightseeing in and around London. Participants should expect to walk up to several miles per day.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors, TAPS will provide accommodations at no cost to participants. A $250 non-refundable deposit due at the time of registration will help defray the cost of most activities and some meals. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the event, some activity and transit costs, meals, and incidentals.
Accommodations: Accommodations will be provided for all participants. You will share a hotel room with another survivor.
Activities: Sightseeing, partnership activities with SSAFA/BFSG and RAF Widows' Association, Remembrance Day activities
Recommended Arrival Airport: London Heathrow (LHR)
Application will be open from Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10. Applicants who are not initially selected will be placed on a wait list. If selected to attend, a $250 non-refundable deposit is required upon registration. Flights must be purchased and travel itineraries must be submitted to TAPS by a date to be determined. A valid passport is required for participation.
Who should attend? Due to the unique nature of this event, the TAPS United Kingdom All Populations Gathering is intended for those survivors whose loss occurred more than two years ago. If you are within the first two years following your loss, we encourage you to attend a traditional TAPS RETREAT, TAPS Regional Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp and/or the National Military Survivor Seminar or National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar.
TAPS Regional Seminars feature activities, workshops, small group discussions, memorial celebrations, and special events. A unique "track" system will ensure that whether you are a few weeks, several months, or many years out from your loss, the seminar will meet you where you are in your grief journey.
Throughout your journey, your TAPS Family is available with additional programs and services such as Care Groups, Peer Mentors, an online community, casework and benefits assistance, special events, local resource referrals and much more. Please call 1-800-959-TAPS (8277), and we will assist you in finding the resources and programs that are right for you. This resource and information helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org call 800-959-8277.