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Elderly in Reading offered a well deserved free Break-Away to the South Downs

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NBFA Fri 06-Dec-13 12:38:15

NBFA Assisting the Elderly is offering a free 5 day coach holiday to Bracklesham Bay in the South Downs from 17th – 21st February 2014. One coach is picking up from Swindon, Marlborough, and Andover; second coach is picking up from Reading, Bracknell, and Wokingham.

Before the Break-Away there will be a get together where everyone can meet, and after the Break-Away holiday we will have a Reunion Trip so everyone can get together again.

The Break-Away includes return coach transportation, accommodation, breakfast and dinner, nightly entertainment and daily excursions. While everything is included, people don’t have to go on the trips or the entertainment if they don’t want to.

NBFA Assisting the Elderly offer the Break-Aways to help people meet other people from their areas. By getting away from daily routines people are able to relax, have fun, and hopefully make friends with others there!

Who can apply?

To qualify for the free Break-Away people must be aged 65 or over, on a low income, and able to get on and off a coach and to look after themselves. We have people come on their own, in couples, with their siblings, with neighbours.

Earlier this year we had a gentleman attend a Break-Away on his own. Before the Break-Away he told us that his last holiday was in 1979 to Butlins. He said he didn’t want to go away on his own, and even if he did he wasn’t able to afford a holiday. He wrote to us after the Break-Away to tell us how much he enjoyed it, how he felt he had regained a lot of his confidence and that he was able to socialise more than he thought he was capable of! I go on the Break-Aways and see first hand how much of an impact it has on everyone

Who pays for it?

We receive most of our funding from Trusts and Foundations. We do not receive any money from the Government.

How to apply? Call us for an application form ASAP on 0207 828 0200.
If you don’t fit the criteria but you know someone who might, please let them know about us and the Breaks-Away and ask them to get in touch with us on 0207 828 0200