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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. As our summer afternoon tea was so successful last year, we decided to do the same this year. Therefore, on Friday 14th July we met at Mark and Sue Douglass' for afternoon tea in their splendid garden. The weather was kind to us, thankfully not as hot as last year when we feared we might melt in the sun. Everyone had a lovely time and enjoyed a delicious tea provided by our volunteers. All proceeds from the afternoon went to Julia's House, including money from the two raffles. Our thanks go to Mark and Sue and Sue Dorkins for all their hard work and for allowing us to enjoy their garden. Our next meeting will be on Friday 13th October, 12.30 pm at The Giant, Cerne Abbas.  If you haven’t already booked your place, please contact Jan (01300 345356) or Susan (01300 345760).  New members always welcome. Sadly, we have lost a few long-standing members over the last year, and so have space for a few new faces. If you would welcome the opportunity of a 2 course meal with congenial company do get in touch. Equally we would welcome offers of help with either the preparation of veg, the cooking, the serving, the washing up, etc.  Don't be shy, the phone numbers to ring are 01300 345356 or 01300 345586.  Meals cost £6.00 for two courses. We changed the format of our Lunch Club meeting for August last year from a lunch to an afternoon tea. On a glorious sunny afternoon we were the guests of Sue and Mark Douglass in their spectacular garden. We would like to thank them very much, and Sue Dorkins, for their hospitality. Our meeting coincided with our annual fund raising for Julia's House and through donations and two raffles we raised £193.15! A very pleasing result.  One raffle was a general raffle with prizes kindly donated by our members and the second was a "special" with a star prize of a meal for two at The Halsey Arms which was also very generously donated. It was won by our hosts Sue and Mark - well deserved. An extremely pleasant afternoon was had by all.
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