A SUNNY welcome awaited a party of seventeen from Dementia Friendly Skipton on recently as they travelled by train to Morecambe.

This was the latest in a series of trips organised by the Bentham Line, Leeds - Morecambe Community Rail Partnership, for individuals living with dementia, their carers and supporters.

Once again the trip was supported by train operator Northern. The staff at Skipton station and train crew all helped to make the trip a pleasant and enjoyable one.

Gerald Townson, Bentham Line chairman said: “the quality of the experience is valued by each individual. It brings back memories of seaside trips complete with fish and chips on the sea front. A memorable day for everyone.”

Organisers of the trip thanked the team from the Bentham Line saying it was a really enjoyable day, going and spending time at Morecambe.

They said: “All your colleagues working at Bentham are a credit and you have every right to feel truly proud of what you have and are achieving.

“Everyone mentioned how welcome you made us feel, nothing was too much trouble.

More trips for groups in Keighley and in Harrogate are planned for early September - one of which will include afternoon tea at the Midland Hotel.