HANDFORTH-based charity Time Out Group (TOG) has joined forces with the Friends of Handforth Station.

TOG members are designing flags to be flown at the railway station, to complement those the Friends group displays throughout the year.

Time Out Group runs a range of social and sporting activities for adults with learning disabilities.

Although its building is closed because of the coronavirus lockdown, TOG is running much of its work successfully online.

Jo Adams, TOG manager, said: “In these troubled times our people need a safe environment to come together and learn from each other.

“We are tackling isolation in the community and encouraging independence for adults with learning disabilities through support, fun and friendship.”

Jenny Barnes, arts co-ordinator for FoHS, said: “We are delighted with our new partnership with Time Out Group, especially when it’s necessary to work through social media at this time of lonely isolation that Covid-19 is forcing on us.

“The design of new flags will help TOG members and improve our local station.

“We’re very proud of all our artwork and displays at the station, and look forward to working with TOG to help them throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.”