Many people in Sturminster Newton will fondly remember the Lunch Club run by Albert for many years at Stour Connect, along Bath Road, (DT10 1JF).
Friends of Stour Connect are looking to start new Lunch Clubs on a once a week basis, and each lunch would be accompanied by an activity – bingo, quizzes, games, etc.
We would really like to gauge the popularity of us putting on such events. We have established that many of our Meals-on-Wheels customers feel socially isolated and would like to have the opportunity to get together with like-minded people. That's why we are setting up the lunch clubs just for you, but you don't have be a customer of the Meals-on-Wheels service, anyone can come along and enjoy a midday meal with us at the Friends of Stour Connect centre in Sturminster Newton.
Transport has always been an issue for people wishing to attend, and through our partnership working with Nordcat, we are looking at laying on transport to/from Stour Connect.
Of course, as a charity that provides meals across North Dorset we would also like to start/support schemes in Stalbridge, Gillingham and Shaftesbury and areas between. If you are interested in helping or attending, we would really love to hear from you.
The Lunch Clubs have now been provisionally arranged and will initially be in the café or Panel Room (just down the corridor from the café). Transport will be provided completely FREE in conjunction with Nordcat. Cost of meals willl be £7.50 for a regular meal, which includes a pudding, or £6.50 for a small sized portion. A vegetarian option is also available. The meals will be from a set menu. We also cater for dietary requirements and those with allergies. To see the menu click here...
Times of Lunch Clubs is 12.30 arrival until 2.00 pm. This will be every Monday except Bank Holidays. Meals and any transport needs MUST be confirmed by the Friday before each Lunch Club in order for us to arrange meals and transport for you.
Andy Watson (Chairperson)