The Henley Branch of Parkinson’s UK enjoyed a river cruise on one of Hobbs of Henley boats at the end of July.
This has become so popular with the membership that it is now an annual event. Forty two members and carers boarded the vessel on a glorious afternoon at the Hobbs mooring in Henley. Three guests from the newly set up Goring branch had been invited.
When everyone was safely aboard the boat sailed upstream to Marsh lock and then downstream and through Hambleden lock. Points of interest and historical facts were pointed out by a professional guide as the boat journeyed along the river.
Another highlight of the afternoon was the delicious tea served by ‘Time for Tea’. So generous were portions that members were given surplus sandwiches, scones and cream and cake to take home.
Terry Dudeney from Henley Branch of Parkinson’s said, “The boat returned to Henley after 2 hours and everyone agreed it had been very successful. The branch is very grateful to The Tony Lane Foundation which made a large financial contribution to the costs. Also thanks to the crew on the boat who did everything possible to make the afternoon a success.”