The charity Give Us Time recently invited benefactors in the hospitality and travel sector to the House of Lords to celebrate their commitment to the charity.

Launched in 2012 by Dr. Liam Fox MP the charity takes one-week holidays donated by owners of holiday homes, hotels and timeshares and matches them with British soldiers in need of rest, rehabilitation and reconnection with their families.

Guests at the event included representatives from timeshare company Diamond Resorts International, CLC World Resorts and Hotels, Belgraves Hotel and the Corinthia Hotel.

Reflecting on the event, Karen Hay, chief executive for the organisation, said: “The event was a great success and the perfect opportunity to thank our hosts in the hospitality and travel sector for their ongoing commitment to Give Us Time.

“Everyone involved in the charity should be immensely proud of their hard work, which enhances the lives of families who are in need of good quality, time together away from the high-pressure tempo of military life.”

Pictured is Dr Liam Fox MP, the charity's founder, and Baroness Floella Benjamin. Trustees for the charity including Lady Kitty Spencer (Princess Diana’s niece), Phil Watson and Belinda deLucy McKeeve, were also in attendance at the House of Lords.

Later today from 16:00-17:30, the charity will be hosting a Twitter chat on the importance of aftercare for military personnel and their families. To join the conversation, followers of @GiveUsTime can use the dedicated hashtag #Aftercare4Military.

As the year draws to a close, the organisation is calling on holiday companies, park owners, and even UK families with holiday homes or caravans, to donate one-week holidays to military personnel and their families in 2016.

Those interested in helping can email or for more information visit

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