The families of Grove Hill, Middlesbrough, enjoyed a fantastic escape to the Emmaus Centre at Wydale Hall recently. 50 people travelled the 50 miles to Scarborough for a holiday filled with fun, faith, and field games as part of The Genesis Project.

Leader of The Genesis Club, Deacon Kath Dean, said ‘we had an amazing time together, where everyone, whether church goers or not, joined together for a service in the woodland chapel. We walked together, played field games, talked about our faith, and had lots of fun; so much so we have booked again for next year!’

The Genesis Project is based out of St Oswald’s and St Chad’s church in Middlesbrough, within a largely deprived area which has seen a considerable decline in recent years. The Genesis Project not only offers an annual holiday for families to enjoy, but it also offers kids clubs, holiday clubs, and a free weekly lunch club, enjoyed by many people around the community, with food, toys, and clothes supplied and donated by both local and national businesses.

The project also hosts special meals around Easter and Christmas, which includes decorating the hall in which they meet and hosting a fantastic meal for all from around the community.