Group’s day out

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MEMBERS of a bereavement group enjoyed a trip out to “Heartbeat country”.

Staff at Mason & Gerald Martin Funeral Services organised a coach journey to the North Yorkshire countryside for those who have lost a loved one.

Around 40 people from the firm’s bereavement group started their day at the Park Road funeral home and headed to Helmsley, in North Yorkshire, for coffee at the village’s methodist church, before carrying on to Pickering.

Then it was all aboard a steam train to go from Grosmont to Goathland, known as Aidensfield in TV series Heartbeat.

The journey saw them pass through the beautiful scenery that was featured on ITV’s popular crime drama Heartbeat.

That was followed by salmon, roast dinner and spotted dick and custard in Great Ayton before everyone enjoyed a quiz, bingo and a raffle.

Julia Masshedar, from Mason & Gerald Martin Funeral Services, said: “The group is made up of families that we have dealt with who have lost a loved one.

“We hold coffee mornings and things like that for them and then there’s these bus trips as well.

“It is about bringing together like-minded people that have lost someone and want to get out and about, meet new people and form friendships.

“This latest trip was very popular and the coach was full of people who all enjoyed a good day out.

“We do trips four times a year and they are always a great success.”

Anyone who wants to find out more about the group or get involved can ring Mason & Martin Gerald Martin Funeral Services on (01642) 862021.