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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. 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. The 2nd Friday Lunch Club were so pleased to return to the Village Hall for our August lunch. We had visited 2 pubs in June and July to restart our Club but the Village Hall was a highlight - it felt like coming home. Members were treated to a 2 course summer meal and all declared the meal delicious and the meeting a huge success. Thanks to the generosity of Jill Southam, a past member who now unfortunately cannot join us at our meetings, we were able to raise a glass of wine to her. Thanks also to all our talented cooks and volunteers for all their hard work. If anyone would like to join us, we meet on the 2nd Friday of every month, either at Buckland Newton Village Hall or a local pub, for a social meal. The cost is £8 per head, whether for the Hall or a pub. Please phone Diana on 345434 or Susan on 345760 for more details. Our next meeting will be back at the hall on 10th September and on 8th October the Fish and Chip van will be providing our lunch once again at the hall. Hope to see you all on those dates. If you have not put your name down for our next lunch please ring Diana or Susan

Could you help?

The team of volunteers who organise the lunch club are looking for new people to help. Once every two months the team cooks a meal for about 25 people which is served in the village hall and on the alternate months the club goes out to a nearby pub. The jobs for the village hall months are: laying up the tables; serving the food; cooking or preparing one of the dishes or vegetables; clearing the tables; washing up; tidying the kitchen; chauffeuring a member and having a good old chat to everyone there. It is a lovely way of getting to know some of the older members of our community and hearing their tales, including what life was like in Buckland Newton in their youth. So, if you have any of the skills needed and a couple of hours or so to spare on the second Friday of the month, we look forward to hearing from you. Please contact Susan on 345760
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