Event was holiday at home
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