Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Old Buckenham's Luncheon Club

Luncheon Club has food and fun
Today was the last meal of 2014 and a chance for a more light-hearted and Christmassy occasion. The box of over-the-top hats came out again, there was special raffle for a Christmas hamper and the main meal was roast chicken with all the trimmings. Before the meal there were the usual games of cards and crib with the chance to just chat while enjoying coffee and mince pies.

The Luncheon Club is for those living on their own and residing within the area covering Banham, New Buckenham, Quidenham, Eccles and Wilby as well as Old Buckenham. Volunteers provide a ‘home-cooked’ meal in Old Buckenham Village Hall every two weeks throughout the year for around 30 to 40 people. Many of those attending do not normally get out much or get a chance to talk with others of their generation.
The Club was set up in 1981. Members pay a nominal fee for their lunches (£3.50 now but 75p when things started 33 years ago). There are also four outings held each year where members are taken out by coach to some interesting location and then have a meal out before returning home.
Anyone in the area living on their own and interested in coming to the Club, or who knows someone who could benefit by coming along, can contact Bridget on 01953 860241.

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