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The TRAVEL GROUP have very reluctantly taken the decision, in the light of the current restrictions, to cancel all day trips for the foreseeable future, starting with Swan Lake at the Royal Albert Hall.

All those who were due to go on this trip have been advised of the situation and we hope to be able to refund them very soon.

Organisers will be contacting everyone who has booked on subsequent day trips to advise them of the cancellation and to request permission to shred cheques which have not yet been presented.

Juno and Gerald Orbell have decided to withdraw from the Group. They were founder members and very active participants for many years, organising day trips and holidays which many of you will remember with pleasure. We should like to thank them for all the hard work they have put in over the years and we look forward to seeing them on future trips.

We hope very much that it won’t be too long before we are able to get back to planning such trips and will be eager to re-arrange some of those which we have had to cancel. At that time, we shall also be looking for new members to join us in organising such outings. Please think if this is something you could do. With the loss of Juno and Gerald, our planning group is diminishing in number. Without new, actively participating members, the Travel Group is in danger of closing permanently and a valuable asset of our U3A could be lost.

In the meantime, our prime concern is that you, our members, stay safe and well.


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