Wellingborough’s Golden Years group looking forward to indoor skydive

The Golden Years winter fair was a great success
The Golden Years winter fair was a great success

An indoor skydive is the next challenge for members of a group set up to tackle the problem of loneliness and isolation among the elderly.

Since Golden Years was launched in Wellingborough earlier this year, the group has been going from strength to strength with various social groups and activities helping people to meet others, make friends and have fun.

The winter fair was held at Harrowden Hall

The winter fair was held at Harrowden Hall

They recently went ice-skating at Beckworth Emporium, had a cocktail making masterclass, and are now looking forward to more challenges and activities in the future including an indoor skydive.

Money raised by Golden Years’ winter fair at Harrowden Hall last week will go towards some festive fun and subsidising future events.

Meg Neilan, who launched the group, said: “We raised a good amount of money which is going towards subsidising a couple of Christmas events over the festive period.

“Many of the group were involved on the night and helped welcome guests and show them around.

Some of the goods on offer at the winter fair

Some of the goods on offer at the winter fair

“It was wonderful to see them part of such a beautiful night and having such a nice time.”

And once the Christmas celebrations are over, the group is preparing for its next challenge.

Meg said: “We’re looking forward to our most exciting New Year challenge of an indoor skydiving experience for the group, which they are all eager to take part in to raise money for charities of their choice.”

The group is already booked in for the indoor skydive in Milton Keynes next month and Golden Years will be subsidising the event as a reward for the group giving it a go.

For more information, search for Golden Years on Facebook.