We took a group of asylum seekers to the Lake District for the weekend – from Friday to Sunday.
We stayed at Glenthorne, https://glenthorne.org/, where we have been invited to stay cost free. In other words they pay for the accommodation, food, transport, activities, etc.
This amazing offer gave a group of people a well-deserved break and the only holiday they get. We are very grateful to Glenthorne for this kind offer.
We took the train to Windermere where we were picked up by Terry in a minibus.
Had a lovely day in the Lake District, starting after breakfast with a boat trip on Lake Windermere, seeing Ambleside before stopping off at Bowness and a play area. Once back home playing football, musical statues, etc before dinner time.
Many thanks to Terry and Laura for taking on this amazing daytrip and to Glenthorne’s Welcome Project for giving asylum seekers such a wonderful experience.
Sunday at Glenthorne, https://glenthorne.org/. We were all a bit sad to leave after having such a nice time there.
Although it was raining most of the time today we still managed to play with the children outside while the parents went to visit the Wordsworth house/museum.
We are grateful to all the staff at Glenthorne for making this such a memorable weekend. Terry took us around in the centre’s minibus, his wife was the best children’s entertainer we could have asked for, the chefs made amazing food and everyone were so helpful.
The menu for breakfast consisted of cereals, porridge, yogurt, fruit and a choice of warm food: beans, eggs, mushrooms, bacon, hash brown and tomatoes. For lunch we had a packed lunch to take with us: sandwiches, fruit, juices and chocolates.
Dinner was a three-course meal: 2-3 different starters, 3 different main meals (meat, fish and vegetarian) and around 5 different puddings. What a treat!
A highly recommended place to stay whether you are a Quaker or not.