Our leisurely outside activities consist of a number of mini-treats involving half a dozen or so group members visiting a restaurant, coffee shop, garden centre, a pub or anywhere of interest in the local area suggested by a group member and which is approved by the committee.
Any location or activity is valid, for example: visits to a bowling alley, church, museum or scenic gardens, etc.
Our Spring Fayre and Autumn Fayre are popular events held within our Friday meeting venue in Lammas Walk and to which the public are invited, allowing us the valuable opportunity to fund raise. Our very successful 2023 Spring Fayre was held on 9th June and it is anticipated the Autumn Fayre will be held in November.
Our annual Summer Outing boat trip took place on 25th July and was a huge success. We hired a 45 seat canal boat and ‘sailed’ south from Hemel Hempstead for a four hour return trip along the Grand Union Canal. The weather was good to us with only one short spell of heavy rain!
At least, this year, the boat actually moved – for an explanation, see our ‘Lunch on the River’ comments!
The trip was the first of the two major events in our calendar – it is free to members although everyone who attends is invited to bring along one friend or family member at cost.
The second event will be our 2023 Christmas Lunch which will be held as normal at the Tilsworth Golf & Conference Centre, this year on the 8th December. This is is the only event where the group fully funds the attendance of all members as well as one friend or family member.