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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.

Annual General Meeting

Our meeting on Friday 13th September was a great success, despite the date! The very tasty lunch provided by our volunteer cooks was greatly enjoyed. Our thanks go to all who helped on the 13th. Immediately following the meal we held our AGM. Our Chairperson Diana reported another successful year, with several visits to local pubs and, of course, our lunches at the hall. She also thanked all the volunteers, without whom we could not continue. Unfortunately due to rising costs and increases in pub meals, the fees have had to be increased. However, all members present felt £8 each was a small price to pay for what they received. If anyone would like to join us please ring Diana on 345434 or Susan on 345760. You would be made very welcome. Our next meeting is to be at The Sheaf of Arrows on 11th October. If you haven't put your name down and would like to come along, again 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 Diana 345434 or Susan 345760
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