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North Bushey Baptist Church's Holiday at Home event 'extremely worthwhile'
A Bushey church provided a day of activities and entertainment for those who were unable to have a holiday of their own this summer.
A total of 35 guests attended the event, which was provided for those 65 years old and over at the North Bushey Baptist Church, in Park Avenue.
The Holiday at Home event was held for people who are normally isolated at this time of year and are unable to go abroad or get out of the house much.
Organiser, Ann Halliday, said: "August is the main holiday season and there is little going on for people who can't go on holiday.
"We wanted to gear the event particularly towards those who may be isolated this time of year. The feedback we've had from people has been really positive and most seemed to enjoy it."
Tea and coffee was provided at 10am and Hertsmere’s mayor, councillor Paul Morris, arrived at 10.30am to open the event and meet the guests.
Bushey North representative, councillor Leslie Winters, praised the event, saying it was "extremely worthwhile".
Councillor Winters added: "The whole day was a great credit to the organisers. It was a fantastic event and I’m really pleased it was put on for those who need it.
"It was extremely worthwhile and I think those who attended really appreciated it."
There was entertainment from singers, a craft workshop and quizzes held as part of the day’s activities, which finished just before 4pm.
This is the first time the church held Holiday at Home, although Ms Halliday said they would certainly be interested in hosting it again.
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