Will your timeshare go unused this year? What if you could boost the morale of a serviceman or woman and their families by offering them use of your timeshare week? Well, now you can.
Former UK Defense Secretary Liam Fox, in partnership with Afghan Heroes (a non-profit group supporting British troops in Afghanistan), has set up the charity Give Us Time. Give Us Time provides vacations to help families adjust to life after combat.
This innovative program allows owners of unused timeshare properties and second homes to donate weeks at their vacation ownership properties for service families to get away for a week or two when their loved ones return from the frontline.
“I know through personal experience how difficult it can be for those who have suffered loss or injury to recover.” Afghan Heroes’ founder, Denise Harris, said. “Give Us Time is a fantastic initiative and will go a long way to help those who have put their lives on the line readjust to a normal civilian life.”
Calling on his experience as a military doctor, Fox believes that it’s extremely important for morale to keep service personnel families happy. He believes that while medical advances have improved physical recovery, the psychological scars take longer to heal. Fox says of the program:
“It may be a family who has lost a father in combat; it may be someone who is injured back with their family, or just a family who is having difficulty adjusting to post-combat life. I think if we are able as a society to help them… without any tax-payers’ money then so much the better.”
Want to donate your week? Visit: www.giveustime.org.uk. You can learn more about Afghan Heroes and the Give Us Time program by visiting the pages listed below.