Formby Luncheon Club celebrate Golden Anniversary
Formby Luncheon Club is provided by Formby Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) and is a club for Members who should be 60 years of age or over. This vital community service recently celebrated their golden anniversary, by holding a special dinner event at the Ramada Hotel, Southport. Formby Luncheon Club on Rosemary Lane has been providing a range of support and care to the residents of Formby for 50 years and to commemorate the achievement they held a special celebration event for all their 140 volunteers, organisers and service users. The service, which is provided solely by volunteers, is a registered charity and was set up in 1965 by the then Formby Urban District Council and was located in Holy Trinity Parish Hall. Its main aim was to provide a focal point where elderly people could enjoy companionship and a balanced meal. Among those who attended were staff from Formby Tesco, who have been working in partnership with the Luncheon Club to provide resources at their afternoon tea or coffee morning events. The event, which took place on Monday June 9, was a way to say thank you to all those who attend and help out at the Luncheon Club. They were treated to a three course meal, drinks and entertainment. Jean Jones, Chairperson of Formby Luncheon Club said: “The celebration was a great success, everyone has a wonderful time and it was a great way to say thank you to all those who have helped out throughout the years and to celebrate our achievement. ”Formby Luncheon Club is of great benefit to the community as it helps prevent social isolation, and provides lunches for those who perhaps find it difficult to cook for themselves.“ Nikki Benson, Community Champion at Formby Tesco said: ”We were blessed to be invited to the Luncheon Clubs 50th anniversary celebration. “We had a beautiful meal, drinks and were entertained by a wonderful singer. ”Jean Jones and her helpers really worked hard to organise such a fantastic afternoon, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, Formby really is lucky to have so many wonderful people who give up their time to help so many otherwise isolated people.“
Formby Luncheon Club is a great place to start having some fun.....
Meet up for lunch on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Beautiful meals and fantastic company. If you're not good on your legs, thats OK, you can get picked up by the CTA (Formby Community Transport Association), they will pick you up and take you to the Luncheon Club.
This is a great part of our community which is run by Formby Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) and they also organise shopping trips, visits to local beauty spots and other places of interest.
The Luncheon Club is a seperately managed subsiduary of the CVS and organise special events throughout the year for members including Christmas Lunches and Parties, a Summer Club and an annual Birthday Lunch.
Where can you find the Formby Luncheon Club
You will find The Luncheon Club at 68 Rosemary Lane, Formby, L37 3HA.
It is on the corner of Rosemary Lane at its junction with Brows Lane right in the village opposite Formby Pool. There is parking on its forecourt for up to 7 cars.
There address is:
Rosemary Lane, Formby, L37 3HA
Tel: 01704 877311
Story and Photo Source: Holly Rummens of Champion News