Luncheon Club for Over 55s
The Luncheon Club for the over 55s was successfully launched with a very enjoyable lunch in April 2013. For a report on this launch, see http://www.haltoncentre.org/2013/04/launch-of-luncheon-club/ AND see the photos below.
Since then it has become a popular regular event on Fridays, on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 10am to 1.30pm to give time for an informal talk or other enjoyable activity as well as a leisurely high quality cooked lunch at a very reasonable £5. For that price you get a tea or coffee on arrival, a delicious lunch, a tasty dessert, and another drink afterwards.
We are very grateful to the Aviva Community Fund for providing a grant in 2015 to help us to purchase much needed crockery and cutlery specifically for the Luncheon Club.
Two of the highlights in 2016 were a hugely successful Queen’s Birthday celebration on Friday June 10th – see the report on http://www.haltoncentre.org/2016/06/55s-celebrate-queens-90th-birthday/ – and a really excellent Christmas lunch on Friday December 9th – see report on http://www.haltoncentre.org/2016/12/great-luncheon-club-christmas-lunch/
The Luncheon Club had a very enjoyable series of talks over the year so far and is now having a summer break restarting on Friday September 8th.
8th September Secrets of Sambo’s Grave, Sunderland Point – a memorial to a young, black slave who is thought to have arrived in 1736 at the port with his master – Peter Wade, local Guide and Author
22nd September King’s Forester and Queen Mary’s Printer – Brenda has traced her family tree back to 13th and 16th Century – Brenda Young
13th October Lakelands Old Crafts – rocks, woodland and water provided the power and resources which came together at times of economic demand to produce a variety of local industries and crafts – Andy Low Photographer and very popular speaker
27th October Postbox Collection – a project to find and record all of the iconic UK postboxes. David will address the questions you never knew you needed answering: You will never look at a postbox in the same way again – David Chandler
10th November “Healthier Finances” – Making the most of your income. Managing your spending, looking at energy bills with fun activities – Karen Gilbertson, Citizen Advice North Lancashire in partnership with Morecambe Bay Credit Union
24th November Woodturning Demonstration -with the opportunity to purchase items. Malcolm’s demonstrations are very popular -Malcolm Smith
8th December Christmas Lunch – Entertainment provided by Lune Valley Voices and Halton Pre-School
Please also contact Maureen if you are able to help co-ordinate the sessions, or prepare or serve refreshments, or help with transport.You now need to BOOK IN ADVANCE each week please with Maureen Richardson on tel: 01524 811316 or by e-mail: Centremanager@haltoncentre.org
DO come along – it’s a great way to spend a Friday lunchtime!
Those attending the Luncheon Club might also be interested in the regular Fun and Flex (formerly Fit for the Future) sessions run by Sheryl Coultas every Wednesday from 11am to 12 noon. This is a great video about these sessions which we’re sure you’ll enjoy watching – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E08EZVPm18
For information on Fun and Flex registration and other arrangements, this is the contact telephone number: 07779 962415