Families who have lost a loved one have been offering each other support on day trips organised by a funeral directors.
Mason & Gerald Martin in Park Road have been arranging bereavement coach trips for several years.
The excursions are often full and, on occasions, two buses have had to be booked.
The service is offered to anyone who has been bereaved and their families, and is seen as a good support network, so much so that many have formed friendships and meet on separate occasions themselves.
The latest day trip was to the Dales and Yorkshire moors, calling in at Helmsley and the Eastern Dales and returning to The Royal Oak Hotel at Great Ayton for lunch.
Anyone who may be interested in joining the group should call into the offices of Mason & Gerald Martin, or tel. 01429 862021