Golden Years - Holiday at Home 2014

Once again Peasedown Methodist Church has hosted a successful three days of fun for the more senior residents. From Tuesday 15th July around 30 guests came along to enjoy the various activities on offer including several crafts, making crosses out of paper or glass, flower arranging and covering and filling shoeboxes for the SMILE Charity with everything used offered free. Others enjoyed doing a complicated jigsaw, reading the newspapers provided or chatting together.

On two days there were refreshments morning and afternoon and a delicious two course lunch. In the afternoons, entertainment from the Primary School Year 2 choir and the Golden Oldies was enthusiastically received. A picnic was enjoyed on the Wednesday when we all went off to Burnham on Sea, via Cheddar Gorge thanks to Lionel, our lovely driver. The Baptist Church Hall, close to the seafront, accommodated us all so that we could eat and drink comfortably. The weather was sufficiently favourable to allow a stroll along the promenade and some indulged in naughty ice creams! This has been a very successful time with fun and friendship in equal measure. There were new faces, new acquaintances made and lots of love and laughter. The ethos of the Church shone through with all, guests and helpers alike revelling in the love and care that was shown. We couldn't have done so much had it not been for the contributions we received.

The Quartet Foundation gave us a grant, local businesses were very generous, donations in kind were received from Brian the Butcher, the Co-Op, Tesco's, John in the Post Office and books on Peasedown were lent by David in the bookshop.

We would like to thank all who came, some of whom also gave personal donations, as without the 'Holiday Makers' Golden Years would not happen. Thank You to all those who worked so hard. A huge thank you also, to the ladies and gents who came to the three days, joined in the activities so amazingly, and without whom there would be no Golden Years! Thank You, you are all wonderful.