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All aboard the Festive Chat-Tea Train from Waterside Train Station to Castlerock


Chat Tea Train

The Western Trust Glendermott Medical Practice Social Work Team supported by the GP Federation and Translink is delighted to host a Festive Chat-Tea Train event starting from Waterside Train Station, Derry/Londonderry to Castlerock on Friday 01 December 2023. The event is now fully booked.

Shona McEleney,GP Social Work Assistant, Glendermott Medical Practice, Waterside Health Centre explained:

“We are looking forward to welcoming people on board our Festive Chat Tea Train next month. This event is open to people aged 60+ who has their travel pass card.  We will meet passengers at Waterside Train Station at 10am and enjoy the brilliant Lilliput Theatre Company and pupils from Oakgrove Primary School who are going to sing a few Christmas songs before we board our train to Castlerock..

“At Castlerock we will make the very short journey to Castlerock Golf Club where we will be entertained by the U3A Ukulele group, and treated to a delicious afternoon tea.

“We have some spot prizes on the day kindly gifted to us from AllyFoyle.  Attendees will be given a small gift bag with some lovely handcrafted items kindly made by pupils from Oakgrove Primary School. We have also teamed up with Ferry Clever to provide personalised Christmas cards; Tesco’s; Lidl and our Health Improvement colleagues to provide other treats.

“This is the second Chat-Tea train event and we hope it will once again benefit people in our local community who are experiencing loneliness or isolation, provide an opportunity for people to reminisce about their early childhood memories of travelling by train to the seaside and bring a sprinkling of festive joy and cheer for everyone who attends.

“Thank you to Translink for their continued support it is very much appreciated.”

This event is now fully booked.

Festive Chat Tea Train Poster