Bus Pass Holiday Club
25 August 2022
Last year at Yare Valley Churches, we decided that it was unfair that only the youngsters at church had a fun packed annual Holiday Club week, and so the Anna Chaplaincy Bus Pass Holiday Club was launched.
Monday 15 August was the first day of our 2022 holiday club and WOW what a wonderful week we have had. There were around 30 of us who got together each morning and started the day with chair aerobics, then after coffee & posh biscuits there was entertainment including Sing-a-Long, Name that Tune, a table Quiz and Bingo.
Then time for lunch and after that we set off either to the coast for a paddle and walk along the prom at Gorleston, to Horning for an afternoon cruise, (I have to add that when we were on board the boat some of us were on the top deck without any cover, when the heavens opened – we had rain for the first time in 3 months!!!), to the Venetian waterways at Great Yarmouth, or to Wroxham Barns.
On the last afternoon we joined together for a lovely Songs of Praise service in Church. We managed to keep the cost for the whole five days including meals and all trips out down to just over £50 per head.
It was a fabulous week of fellowship, laughter and love.
Already people are asking if we will be running this again next year. It catered for the old elderly, the young elderly and those on the dementia pathway, and we and others who helped also had a fabulous time.
(Thank you to Gaye Hailstone, an Anna Chaplain in the Diocese of Norwich, for writing this article)
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