We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. This is an opportunity for people
living alone to enjoy company, make new friends and enjoy a meal together. We
usually have approx. 30 guests. We are very grateful to The Handy Bus who
transport twelve people to us, also our team of dedicated helpers who plan
shop, prepare and cook. Please contact us if you would like to attend.
Unfortunately Flying Solo is currently NOT operating due to the Coronavirus.
Holiday at Home
Holiday at Home was held on two days in August last year. This gave people an opportunity to socialise and have company at a time when most clubs close for the Summer breaks. The theme was Summer Holidays when we were young. On Wednesday we were very pleased to have two ladies from M.E.R.L. (Museum of English Rural Life ) in Reading who entertained us with a talk on The History of Burghfield and showed a film bringing back memories of life in the Countryside and Holidays when we were young for some of our guests dating back to the ‘late twenties and thirties. This was followed by a Sing-along of Summer / Holiday Songs. Tea was served in the Parish Centre for 45 guests. On Friday we gathered in the Church Car Park before travelling to The Henry Street Garden Centre for lunch with time to browse and shop. We returned to Church for a Cup of Tea and Cake.
Following the success of the Summer events it was decided to have a Christmas ‘Holiday at Home’. On arrival drinks and biscuits were served in Church. We were entertained with readings of seasonal poems sketches and a short quiz. We ended with singing Carols and Christmas Songs.
A Christmas Tea was served in the Parish Centre and each guest received a Present. Again, we are very grateful to The Handy Bus who helped us with transport and the team of Church helpers. We would like to thank you the church family for their generosity in providing gifts for the gift tree. We met new people at Christmas which was great, and everyone’s gratitude was heartfelt and very moving.