Older folk living in Toothill have adopted a name for their new social club with a contemporary reference.
The first meeting of The 50 Shades Club on Monday 15 April at Toothill Community Centre brought together 25 people to socialise, play cards, bingo and board games.
Jean Carey, 98, founder of the Toothill Good Companions which folded in January after 35 years, said: “It’s really good to have a new club to go to. Older people need social activities to get themselves out of the house. Let’s hope this club lasts as long as the last one.”
Club helper Jackie Parry said that several younger volunteers would be involved in organising activities at the community centre. “It was a very good first meeting, there was a lot of enthusiasm for 50 Shades, which relates to the range of ages and hair colour. I’d encourage all older people from Toothill to join in.”
Supported by Toothill Million Big Local Lottery project
The club’s start up costs are being supported by the Toothill Million Big Local lottery project. Turn up on Mondays, 2pm to 4pm, and join in or call John East on 01793 871909 or mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Pictured: Toothill seniors and volunteer helpers together as 50 Shades.