GCHQ Bude thanks families of staff for their support
News article - 1 Aug 2016
GCHQ Bude welcomed more than 350 relatives of members of staff, as well as representatives from the local area, to a Family Day event on 30 July.
The main aim of the day was to thank our families for their invaluable support as we carry out our work to keep Britain safe, often under difficult circumstances, and to show how proud we are of our staff.
The event was designed for all ages to enjoy, and highlighted the importance of being part of the local community, as well as demonstrating how GCHQ is a diverse and inclusive organisation.
The Head of GCHQ Bude said: “The weather was amazing and the atmosphere exactly what we had hoped for – it was a great chance for our guests to have an insight into what happens inside the fence.”
We were joined by Devon and Cornwall Police, the Amber Foundation, Bude Surf Life Saving Club, the Cornwall Air Ambulance, Bude Town and Metric Brass Bands, and many others.
As well as more serious messages about the important work that our Bude team does to support the safety and security of Britain and our allies, families enjoyed delicious ice creams, pasties, and the most fantastic views of the north Cornwall coast in the sunshine.