31 December 2021

A Christmas trip out

For our Christmas Trip several of our young people living in our supported housing project and also from the community who we are supporting to find accommodation, attended the newly opened Boulder Rooms here in Frome. The Boulder Rooms is a rock-climbing gym. The young people were climbing up boulders with no ropes, harnesses or any specialist gear just thick padded mats on the floor. All had a great time and want to go again.

The Trip was made possible by the support of a minibus supplied to us free of charge by Frome Town Council (with a volunteer driver) as it allowed us to make the trip open to all our residents and young people we are supporting. The mileage was paid for by Frome Rotary and the Boulder Rooms themselves gave us a reduced entry price to attend with an Instructor.

Christmas Party with the Pioneers

On the last Sunday before Christmas, the Frome Pioneers, who meet in Routes every Sunday to prepare, cook and eat a meal with the residents, held a Christmas Party. Good fun was had with food and games, with a time to pause and think of friends and family. Playing the game pass the parcel was especially enjoyed.

Christmas Day

Christmas day was spent by the Residents listening to music, watching Christmas films and playing board games. There were lots of presents to open, Shoe boxes donated by the marvellous WI plus a £20 food voucher. Presents were also donated by the attenders of Trinity Church, Frome and an individualised gift was given to each resident from the Frome Foyer Staff.  Frome Town Council provided the Christmas Dinner, each resident received a Hamper containing a turkey dinner, mince pies, Christmas cake, cheese, biscuits, chocolate and a cracker, not forgetting gravy and custard. Hampers and presents were also given to young people receiving support from us in the community.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to make Christmas such a wonderful time for our deserving young people. We are always overwhelmed by the generosity of this community in Frome and how they are always so keen to support our work.