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Page 4, 24th August 1979 — Holidays for the lonely

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Holidays for the lonely

In response to the letters you have received from readers seeking the formation of a Catholic Group for the Divorced and Separated, and to your article "Way In — Single Care", may I add two other organisations to your helpful list.

In addition to CRUSE which is inter-denominational there exists The Catholic Association of Widows. I would also commend, to all those who must spend holidays alone. The Catholic People's Weeks.

These weeks are held at various centres throughout the country. are moderately pricedend-cater for everyone, no matter what their particular single state. At some of the centres there is a special programme arranged for the children so that the parent is free to fully participate in the adult activities.

At one centre, and with the possibility of two more next year, adults only are catered for, One must really experience one of these "Weeks" to appreciate the warmth and love and genuine friendship.

I can supply further details or these can be obtained from Mr 8, I, Hypher, 7 Dashwood Close, West Byfleet, Weybridge. Surrey KTI4 6QH.

Mary Haswell (Mrs) 20 Mitchley Avenue.

Purley, Surrey.

In reply to the letters you have published about Catholic clubs and societies for single people I would like to suggest rambling clubs in general and the one I belong to in particular. Although not exclusively for single people the active members tend to be single. One soon gets to know people, and as they really are, when they are muddy, tired, thirsty (Sunday licensing laws!), too hot, too cold, too wet.

The Catholic Holiday fellowship formed by the Northern Catholic Rambling Clubs runs a guesthouse in the Lake District at Lakeside House, Lake Road, Keswick, Cumberland.

For Catholics living in London or the Home Counties there is the St Francis of Assisi Catholic Ramblers Club, the address of the Secretary is 12 Southcroft Road, Tooting, London SWI7 9TR.

D. Hickman Redhill, Surrey.

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