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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 next meeting is on Friday 12th July, 12.30 pm, in the Village Hall.  If you have not already put your name down, please ring Diana on 345434 or Susan on 345760 to join us. 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.

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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