A GROUP of Silhillians enjoyed a trip to Stratford thanks to Age UK Solihull.
The 35-strong group headed off on a river trip in the Warwickshire town as part of the charities Linking Veterans Together service which aims to tackle loneliness and improve the quality of life.
Louise Potter, who spearheads the project for Age UK Solihull, said: “We run four outings a year and we know how much they mean to those who may not always find it easy to go out for social events like this.”
Wartime veteran Alan Lay, 80, gave his time to become a volunteer on the day.
It’s a role he also fills at the Marston Green Tavern, one of the venues used by the charity as Lunch Clubs where people can meet every week.
Age UK Solihull offers keep-fit classes, a befriending service and many other services to elderly people across the borough.