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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's August meeting is traditionally afternoon tea to raise money for our favourite charity Julia's House, so we met at Mark Douglass' house on the 10th, where we were forced to eat indoors due to the heavy showers (the first time this has happened, especially after such a long hot spell!). However a good time was had by all despite the weather. Money was raised via donations, a raffle and a silent auction and we raised an amazing £210.00. We were supported by kind donations from Jaspers Hair Salon offering a free hairdo, The Halsey Arms, carvery lunch for 2 and the Giant Inn dinner for 2. We are very grateful for their support and thanks go to Sue Dor-kins who worked so hard securing the wonderful prizes. Thanks also to Mark for allowing us to have our tea at his house and thanks, of course, to the volunteers who provided the magnificent spread. Our September meeting will be at the Village Hall on the 14th, so if you would like to come along please phone Jan on 345356 or Susan on 345760. Sadly, we have lost a few long-standing members over the last year or two, 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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