On Friday we enjoyed an afternoon at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens with members from our 50+ WIG group.
Even on a grey day in early March the gardens were brimming with greenery and beauty and it was refreshing to spend time in the great British outdoors.
We even found time to stop at the tea rooms on the terrace and enjoy a cup of tea and a scone – how very quaint!
It is important for us to take our groups on days out as a change of scenery makes a big difference to our members who have travel limitations as they rarely get the opportunity to leave Redditch. Many have barriers in mobility, finance and lack of local transport which means their experiences are limited. With the use of our minibus we are able to provide these valuable opportunities for our members.
The future of the WIG group is currently up in the air as we are waiting to hear back about further funding, we are hopeful that we can continue this work as it has been a huge success – we will keep you updated either way.