This year Ferryhill’s Annual Senior Citizens Trip will take place on Thursday 22nd July 2021. The destination for this year’s trip will be South Shields. This was the preferred destination indicated by questionnaires completed by those attending the 2019 trip.
Ferryhill Town Council would like to say a huge thank you to local Company Supportive, who in partnership with Barclays have kindly covered the costs associated with booking this year’s coaches, and has enabled the Town Council to offer the trip completely FREE of charge to residents of the Town.
Due to uncertainty regarding ongoing Government restrictions likely to be in place at the time of the trip, numbers will be limited this year. Residents over 65 years wishing to attend are invited to pick up free early bird tickets from Ferryhill Town Hall from Monday 28th June 2021. Tickets will then be made available to all Ferryhill residents from Monday 5th July 2021 onwards subject to availability. Proof of residency will be required when collecting tickets.
Supportive have also very kindly offered to provide free packed lunches to anyone attending the trip, who would like one. These must be pre-ordered at the time of collecting tickets. Residents must also advise staff of any special dietary requirements at the time of ordering.
Coaches will meet in Ferryhill Market Place from 9.30am and will leave for South Shields at 10.00am. Tickets must be shown prior to boarding the buses. Pre-ordered packed lunches can be collected at this time.
Coaches will leave South Shields for the return journey to Ferryhill at 5.00pm and will drop off at various points on the main bus route around Ferryhill.
Town Mayor, Councillor David Farry said ‘It’s a privilege to be able to work in partnership with Supportive. The Town Council is extremely grateful for their support, and thoroughly look forward to working with the organisation again on future initiatives.’
Chair of Ferryhill’s Events Management & Community Engagement Sub-Committee, Councillor Joe Quinn said ‘As the newly elected Chair of the Sub-Committee I would like to say a big thank you to Supportive, and Barclays for their kind donation, which has made it possible for the Town Council to offer local residents the opportunity to attend this year’s Senior Citizens Trip FREE of charge.’
Tracy Hutchinson of Supportive said ‘It’s a pleasure for Supportive to be in a position to help thanks to Barclays 100 x 100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Fund, to offer local people especially our senior citizens something to look forward to after the restrictions of the last 18 months. We hope that everyone has a great day on the 22nd – The sun may even shine!’