The Corbridge Lunch Clubs are a long established part of village life and have been running in one form or another since the 1970’s. A Day Centre opened in 1974 under the auspices of Age Concern (now Age UK) and the following year a Luncheon Club was established. These have evolved over the years into two Lunch Clubs meeting on Mondays and Thursdays at the Parish Hall.
They are run by two teams of volunteers who provide a freshly cooked two course meal in a friendly setting. They also organise a Summer Outing and a Christmas Party. Transport to and from the Hall is available if required. Age UK oversees the activity, it sets the meal costs, and also pays the rent and organises insurance. However, the Clubs themselves have to meet transport costs, as well as the cost of special occasions, which we have done through fund raising events (such as raffles and the annual Coffee Morning) and donations.
If you are an elderly resident who would like a wholesome lunch and social inter-action once or twice a week, or you know someone who might enjoy this opportunity, we would be pleased to hear from you.