Sixty-three residents enjoyed a St Patrick’s themed event courtesy of Halton Borough Council’s Sure Start To Later Life.

Part of Runcorn became a little bit Irish at Halton Borough Council’s Grangeway Get-Together on Monday 12 March

Organisers Sure Start to Later Life holds regular tea socials event 2nd Monday of the month, from 1pm to 4pm, from February to November.

For £5 there was live entertainment, food – provided by local business owner James Quigley from Quigley’s in Grangeway, and drinks served to the table by staff and volunteers.

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Marie Wright, said: “Everyone is made to feel very welcome, it’s a great way to make new friends, with lots of fun and laughter, singing and if people want to, they can have a dance.”

For further information please contact the office via phone 01928 569498 or email alternatively, you can drop into the office at Grangeway.

Here are some comments people made at this week’s event.

“I enjoy coming to Sure Start as I meet new people and enables me to get out into the community” – Edward Street
“Meeting up with friends, catching up with all the news”
“We look forward to coming each month, everything is lovely – please continue”
“Have been attending these for about 12 months, I look forward to them”
“I have really enjoyed coming and I have made new friends”
“Lovely club great friends”
“Really look forward to these Get Together’s, everyone very friendly”
“First time, lovely atmosphere and food, plenty of tea and coffee, staff are really helpful, it was nice to see my mum joining in and smiling”
“Enjoy coming and meeting new people!
“Coming here makes my day; don’t change a thing– Thanks!”
“Would miss the get Together’s as it gets us out and we meet other people”
“As a carer it is just lovely to be able to sit and everything is prepared, tables look lovely and clean, look forward to the next one”
“Look forward to these get Together’s each month and thanks everyone concerned for their hard work”
“Love coming here; gets me out for a few hours”
“Staff are very lovely to talk too and make you welcome”
PIC ATTACHED: (l to r) Janie Lee (HBC Sure Start To Later Life) Suzanne Toner (HBC Sure Start To Later Life) Runcorn residents Amy White, Rose Thornton, Avril Green, and (HBC Sure Start To Later Life) Gaynor Parkinson.