A LONG-STANDING group of mothers enjoyed some of last of the summer sunshine on a fabulous day trip.
St Lukes Infant Welfare Mothers’ Club, which is based within St Luke’s Church hall, off Hart Lane, in Hartlepool, have been meeting for over five decades.
The social group regularly meet and also organise a number of trips for members.
And this year, the annual summer outing was to the Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Gardens near Bedale, in North Yorkshire.
It was funded by the De Brus Ward councillors and the Community First Development Foundation.
A 35-strong group of ladies from the popular club enjoyed a coach ride to their destination as a result of thre cash wind-fall.
Once there, they strolled around the grounds of the tourist attraction and even got to watch a bird display.
They rounded off the day with some hearty grub at a nearby pub.
Club president Maureen Ledington said: “Our group of 35 ladies enjoyed a summer outing to the Arboretum at Thorp Perrow, in Yorkshire.
“The weather was certainly in our favour.
“During our time there we had a leisurely time looking around the beautiful surroundings and later watched a bird display.
“We ended our day with a lovely meal at the Village Inn, in Brompton.”
She added: “This was all made possible with the help of funding received from the Community First Community Development Foundation and the De Brus Ward Councillors.
“We are most grateful for their funding.”
The group celebrated its 50th birthday last autumn.
There are meetings every Wednesday during school term time, from 7pm in the Central Library, in York Road, Hartlepool.
Anyone wanting to find out more should contact either Maureen on (01429) 269109 or Jean Hand on (01429) 421976.