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Lunch Club

Over 90 or 80? Maybe in your seventies? 

Living alone and no longer driving, except

to potter around the village?  You have a

disability or long-term health problem, and

would love to get out to meet old friends or

make new ones?  If so, we would be

delighted to see you at the Second Friday

Lunch Club, which meets every month

alternating between the Village Hall at

Buckland Newton and a local pub.  The cost

is £6 for 2 courses.

To summarise our membership policy... We welcome anyone who is elderly, housebound, those with reduced mobility, for those who are carers for a family member, or those living alone. Sadly this has to be restricted to those living in Buckland Newton or one of its hamlets.  We also have to limit the numbers to 36 when doing a Village Hall lunch. Please note that couples are not excluded as long as one member meets the criteria as outlined. And, if you are still a youngster in your sixties but are interested for the future, let us know, and your name can be added to the waiting list. The Lunch Club's August meeting is traditionally afternoon tea to raise money for our favourite charity Julia's House, so we met at Mark Douglass' house on the 10th, where we were forced to eat indoors due to the heavy showers (the first time this has happened, especially after such a long hot spell!). However a good time was had by all despite the weather. Money was raised via donations, a raffle and a silent auction and we raised an amazing £210.00. We were supported by kind donations from Jaspers Hair Salon offering a free hairdo, The Halsey Arms, carvery lunch for 2 and the Giant Inn dinner for 2. We are very grateful for their support and thanks go to Sue Dor-kins who worked so hard securing the wonderful prizes. Thanks also to Mark for allowing us to have our tea at his house and thanks, of course, to the volunteers who provided the magnificent spread. Our September meeting was held at the Village Hall where we had a delicious 2 course meal prepared by our volunteers. Our grateful thanks go out to them. Immediately following the meal we held our AGM where our Treasurer Mark Douglass assured us that the £6 per head for the lunch would not need to be increased this year. We are finding it more difficult to stay on budget when we go to a pub, who naturally charge us more than the £6, but thanks to a very generous donation from the Fete Committee, we will be able to continue our outings, which are much enjoyed by our members. Our next lunch will be at the Halsey Arms on 12th October. Please ring Susan on 345760 or Jan on 348627 if you haven't yet booked your place. Our numbers at present are fairly low, so if anyone would like to join us please ring one of the above numbers. You are assured of a very warm welcome by our friendly group of members. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking our terrific Chairman, Jan Burnett, for all her sterling work over the years. She is standing down but we hope she will still be a member of our committee. Thank you Jan on behalf of all your friends at the Lunch Club.
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