Event was hol­i­day at home

Stockport Express - - The Laughing Badger -

FOR many peo­ple, sum­mer is a chance to pack your bags and get away from it all.

How­ever, some peo­ple sim­ply don’t have the op­por­tu­nity to take a sum­mer hol­i­day, so guests at Bramhall United Re­form Church de­cided to have a ‘hol­i­day at home’.

Run by Churches To­gether in Bramhall and Wood­ford, Hol­i­day at Home is an ini­tia­tive which gives se­nior cit­i­zens who would not oth­er­wise have a hol­i­day the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence all the fun of a sum­mer break.

The event takes place over three days, dur­ing which res­i­dents get to so­cialise and share the ex­pe­ri­ence of a sum­mer hol­i­day.

The event, or­gan­ised by Dave Lang­ton, has been run­ning for nearly a decade and caters for around 85 peo­ple over the course of the three days.

This year, guests were joined by Chea­dle MP Mary Robin­son and the mayor of Stock­port, Coun­cil­lor Linda Holt.

They en­joyed bingo, flower ar­rang­ing, draw­ing and mem­ory games, as well as a per­for­mance of some clas­sic hits from lo­cal singer Alan Burton.

Mary said: “It was won­der­ful to see so many peo­ple hav­ing a great time en­joy­ing a hol­i­day at home.

“Events like this play such an im­por­tant role in tack­ling lone­li­ness and fos­ter­ing com­mu­nity spirit and it’s brilliant to see how this event has gone from strength to strength over the years.”

Mayor of Stock­port, Coun Linda Holt, con­sort Ken Holt and Mary Robin­son MP at the event

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