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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 broke with tradition on 8th December by having our Christmas Lunch at the Village Hall. We had a delicious two course Christmas dinner cooked for us by Helen Furness. We would all like to say a huge thank you to Helen. To further enhance our afternoon we were entertained by pupils of Buckland Newton School who sang a range of carols. Their singing was beautiful and they were all so enthusiastic, so another huge thank you to them (and their Head Teacher Nicola Ralph) and also thank you for the lovely Christmas cards to the members from the pupils, which were designed by them. A special mention to the pupils who played the bells so well. All members of the Lunch Club left full of Christmas spirit! Our March lunch will be on the 9th at the Village Hall in Buckland Newton. Please let Jan (345356) or Susan (345760) know if you would like to join us and haven't yet put your name down. 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.
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