We are planning a trip to Windermere on Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th November 2014.
We aim to leave Manchester during Thursday afternoon, arrive at The Windermere Centre in time for dinner, settle into our rooms and have a quiet social evening at the Centre – perhaps with a game or two to help us relax together.
On Friday, after breakfast, we hope to have a walk down to the lakeside in Bowness and then, after lunch, visit the lovely village of Cartmel. We plan to watch a video together after dinner.
On Saturday we plan to visit the scenic town of Grange-over-Sands on the northern shores of Morecambe Bay, then in the afternoon we hope to visit the ruins of an ancient Abbey in Furness before making our way back to Manchester by early evening.
The trip is being organised, primarily, as a short break in the beauty of the Lake District for the asylum seekers who attend our First Wednesday support and social group, but we’re opening it up to anyone else who wants to come along, subject to availability of space at the Centre. It is essential to book a place through Andy for anyone who wishes to come.
We suggest that the unsubsidised donation to The Windermere Centre should be in the region of £130 for the two nights’ dinner-bed-and-breakfast accommodation. The rooms are all en suite, the food is wonderful, the staff are really looking forward to welcoming us, and the house is very cosy and comfortable – especially in the chill of a November night in South Lakeland.
Supporting the project
We’ve received a couple of donations to assist with the cost of the trip for the asylum seekers for which we’re very grateful. We still need to cover costs for the visit to Furness Abbey, the minibus and diesel, and it would be nice to give some money to the Windermere Centre as a thank you for their generosity towards us.
If you can help to defray these costs please let Andy or Walt know (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).