Trip to the seaside
Carers from three Cafes in Hitchin, Letchworth and Stevenage enjoyed a day at the seaside recently. The coach trip was organised for the carers to give them a break away and enjoy the sea and sunshine.
They spent several hours at Southend on Sea and enjoyed walking on the front, a train ride on the pier (longest pier in the world) and a fish and chip lunch.
Fortunately the weather was kind and a good time was had by all. Hannah Evans one of the Carers said “We had a wonderful day out, the sun was shining and it put a smile on our faces. It was lovely to get away for a few hours and relax.”
Jim’s Day at Fairfield Park
A cricket benefit match organised by Letchworth Garden City Cricket Club was a huge success with many supporters turning out on a hot and sunny Sunday afternoon. The match organised to recognise the longstanding support provided to the club by coach Jimmy Faithfull was held at their Fairfield Park Cricket Ground and the players were all either family members or were coached by Jim himself.
Proceeds from the event are being donated to Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North who played a big part in caring for Jim whilst his Alzheimer’s disease deteriorated and provided crucial respite for his wife Anne. Guy Faithfull who played at the match said “Crossroads made a huge difference to my parent’s quality of live before my father had to be moved into a care home last year. We are very grateful for their support.”
A final figure has yet to be given but more than £1,000 was raised for Crossroads Care. Jo Wilkinson Executive Assistant said “this is amazing – such a generous donation to the Charity and hugely appreciated.”.