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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 £8 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, 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.  You are assured of a very warm welcome by our friendly group of members. Lunch Club's visit to The Poet Laureate, Poundbury, on Friday 8th April was a resounding success. The meal was absolutely first class, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful, providing excellent service. The feedback from our members was 100% positive. Certainly we will be visiting them again in the very near future. A very big thank you to all concerned. Thursday 12th May (note change of day).  In May we are going to we are going to Palmers Garden Centre in Yeovil in May, but on a THURSDAY. We shall be having fish and chips and, weather permitting, a stroll round the garden centre for those who wish to.  We look forward to seeing you all then, but if you haven't already let us know if you would like to come, please ring Diana on 345434 or Susan on 345760. Our next lunch will be back in the village hall on Friday 11th March, and we look forward to seeing all our members there. If you would like to join us, please ring Diana on 345434 or Susan on 345760. We are always pleased to welcome new members - you would find us a very friendly group of people. If, on the other hand, you would like to become a volunteer helper, cooking not essential - that's entirely voluntary - again, you can ring either Diana or Susan who would be pleased to tell you all about the Club.

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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