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Holiday at Home 2013 - A good news story from Allerton Methodist Church

Held at Allerton Methodist Church from 1 - 5 July 2013 - a very special time for me, the reason being, I joined a group of ladies plus, I think, four men during the week.

Monday and Wednesday we enjoyed various activities, a few played dominoes and others got carried away finding pieces for a jigsaw puzzle.

Friday we were entertained by an excellent vocalist. On Tuesday we went on a trip to Leyburn which lies amongst lovely scenery. On Thursday we spent the day at Oswaldtwistle Mills, shopping, eating and being entertained.

I want to say a big thank you to Linda and her team for all the hard work in planning the holiday, and to everyone who gave time and help including the kind folk who transported us to Allerton and then home. I feel everyone enjoyed the week of warm fellowship together.

Thank you again for this Holiday at Home and others in the past.

Irene T (Haworth Road Methodist Church)


1-5 July 2013 saw over 50 of our older people having a wonderful time on their Holiday at Home. As well as our regulars, we were very pleased to welcome a good number of new guests this year from across our circuit, who soon settled in and made new friends.

Our trips out this year were a big success (No yellow school bus required!) and the weather was kind to us. On Tuesday we went to Leyburn where we enjoyed a delicious lunch together before heading off to visit the tea pottery and the little chocolate shop and on the way home we stopped off for an ice-cream at the Brymor Farm. On Thursday we went to Oswaldtwistle Mills for lunch, entertainment and shopping.

The other three days were spent in Allerton Church and were packed with things to do and enjoy.

Friday was a little sad as we acknowledged the fact that I am retiring, Lynn is moving on to minister in pastures new and Vera Crossley is moving to be nearer her daughter. As I write this the future of Holiday at Home is uncertain but I pray that it will continue in some form or another, because the pleasure it gives is immeasurable. Here is an opportunity for a new team of people to grasp the vision and be willing and daring enough to step forward and pick up the reins.

I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported me and given their time over the last 6 years. Without you all, H@H could not have happened. A special thank you to Judith, Brenda and Margaret for not only being part of the planning team but also for providing us all with delicious meals.

Linda Atkin


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