RESIDENTS who want to remember a loved one this festive season can dedicate a star on the Christmas trees at James Giles and Sons’ premises in Bromsgrove and Studley.
The festive season is often one of the hardest times for people when they lose family members or friends and the funeral directors’ want to be there for them during those difficult periods.
People can write the name and a message on the stars and put them on either of the trees and, if they want to, donate to The Gateway Club.
The Gateway Club
The Gateway Club is for adults with a learning disability and it is aimed at enabling members to take part in leisure, social and creative activities in the community that they would not otherwise have the opportunity to do.
Members are urged to speak up for themselves and play an active role in running their own social club.
They meet up with friends in social situations and interact with each other and are supported all the way by a team of dedicated volunteers.
The community group, which meets every fortnight at the Winyates Barn Community Centre in Redditch, is not affiliated to any other organisation.
The diary of events put on by the club is aimed at entertaining and motivating members, empowering them to become more independent and help them grow in confidence by increasing their social skills in different situations.
But the main emphasis of The Gateway Club is having fun.
For more on James Giles and Son, Bromsgrove, call 01527 872318 and for more on JJames Giles and Sons, Studley, call 01527 852213.