LLANSILIN OVER 60 CLUB: The third coach trip

By Keir Barraclough | October 14 2019

LLANSILIN OVER 60 CLUB: The third coach trip

Blog Category: General updateBlog Tags: Older People and Older People

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    Llansilin Over 60 Club provides a meeting point for the elderly of the community. The majority of club members are single and live alone in an isolated rural community. Whilst many of the regular club activities are of a social nature their value to the elderly of the community is enhanced due to the lack of public transport. The committee feels strongly that the club provides a very valuable service to the elderly of the community and there by enhances their quality of life.

    As well as the regular fortnightly meetings of the club, which take place at the local village hall, the project makes provision for 4 coach trips (Spring/Summer/Autumn) and two meals (Summer and Winter).

    The third coach trip on Tuesday 17th September 2019, with 36 people participating, was to the Bridgemere Garden Centre, Nantwich, Cheshire starting and finishing at home in Llansilin at 10am and 6pm respectively.

    With a total area of 52 hectares (130 acres), it is one of the largest garden centres in Europe, and presented a challenge to club members, especially those with limited mobility. However, they thoroughly enjoyed seeing as many of the displays and attractions as possible. Particularly enjoyable was the 7-acre display garden dating from around 1985. Other facilities included the restaurant and coffee shop which club members fully utilized for recovery and refreshments! The following picture show club members experiencing the garden’s many attractions with the bottom RH picture showing club members boarding the bus for the journey home following a very enjoyable day trip to Bridgemere Garden Centre.

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Keir Barraclough

Keir is a project officer based in Semble's Bristol office. Most of his time is spent on two of our movement campaigns, Outdoor Classroom Day and Backyard Nature. One of Keir’s main interests is food equality and outside of Semble he runs a small community food waste project.