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  Weybridge Old Folks Club
For The Over 60's

    The Club meets at:
    Weybridge Hall,
    Church Street,
    Weybridge 
    KT13 8DX
Usual Time:
Thursdays, 2.00pm - 4.00pm
(some exceptions - see
 programme below)
Churches Together in Weybridge  Rotary Club of Weybridge & Byfleet Elmbridge Borough Council
Please note: we are waiting to receive the current programme and will update this page soon when we receive the information from the administrator.

Programme of Events

Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec

January 2011 Start
 6 Subscriptions & Birthdays 2.00pm
13 Bingo 2.00pm
20 Entertainment 2.00pm
27 Quiz 2.00pm
   
February 2011 Start
 3 Service* & Birthdays 2.00pm
10 Games Day 2.00pm
17 Talk 2.00pm
24 Fish & Chips Luncheon 12.30pm
   
March 2011 Start
 3 Service* & Birthdays 2.00pm
10 Bingo 2.00pm
17 AGM 2.00pm
24 Entertainment 2.00pm
31 Half Day Outing TBA
   
April 2011 Start
7 Service* & Birthdays 2.00pm
14 Bingo, Easter Tea & Gifts 2.00pm
21 Maundy Thursday - No Club -
28 Over 90's Birthday Luncheon 12.30pm
   
May 2011 Start
 5 Service* & Birthdays 2.00pm
12 Bingo 2.00pm
19 Entertainment 2.00pm
26 Half Day Outing TBA
   
June 2011 Start
2 Service* & Birthdays 2.00pm
9 Bingo / Erica Thorman Award 2.00pm
16 Members Day 2.00pm
23 Day Outing TBA
30 Quiz 2.00pm
   
July 2011 Start
 7 Service* & Birthdays 2.00pm
14 Bingo / Florence Wareham Award 2.00pm
21 Summer Tea Party 2.00pm
28 No Club -
   
August 2011 Start

      No club in August

-
   
September 2011 Start
 1  No Club -
 8  Service* & Birthdays 2.00pm
15  Bingo 2.00pm
22  Call My Bluff 2.00pm

29  Half Day Outing

TBA
   
October 2011 Start

 6  Service* & Birthdays

2.00pm

13  Beetle Drive

2.00pm

20  Entertainment

2.00pm
27  Fish & Chips Luncheon 12.30am
   

November 2011

Start

 3  Service* & Birthdays

2.00pm

10  Bingo

2.00pm

17 Fund-Raising Event

2.00pm
24 Christmas Shopping TBA
   

December 2011

Weybridge Old Folks Club - Happy Christmas to all

Start

 1  Christmas Tea & Birthdays

2.00pm

 8  Christmas Lunch

TBA

15  No Club

-

22  No Club

-
22  No Club  
* Note: The services held on the first Thursday of each month are held at Weybridge Hall, not at the Churches.

Registered Charity No: 265262

  About Weybridge Old Folks Club

If it had not been for a lady called Erica Thorman, the Weybridge Old Folks Club would not exist. At the end of World War II she recognised a need for companionship among the older people in Weybridge, and started a tea club.

Mrs Thorman was a truly community-minded person and devoted time and money to providing care for the elderly. In addition to her tea club, she started the original Meals on Wheels service in Weybridge, and bought a house where accommodation and nursing care were provided for people close to their homes and friends. She also left money in her Will to endow the Weybridge Old Folks Club, as the tea club had become.

The Old Folks Club thrived until the end of 2002, when it nearly closed for lack of suitable people to run it. At this point our former curate, Robert Jenkins, mobilised Churches Together in Weybridge, who formed a new committee, thus allowing it to take on a new lease of life.

The Club meets every Thursday afternoon except Maundy Thursday from 2pm to 4pm in Weybridge Public Hall for tea and cakes unless there is an outing. Every year there is a luncheon for the Over 90s, a Summer Tea, a Christmas Tea and a Christmas Lunch, and there are Fish & Chip Lunches through the winter.

Churches Together in Weybridge take it in turns to lead a short service on the first Thursday of each month, and they also provide volunteers to help in the kitchen. Outings provided have included trips to Worthing and Eastbourne, to Teddington Studios to be part of a studio audience, and to the theatre. Guest speakers are invited, and the children of St James School have performed in concerts for club members.

The annual subscription costs 3, and the cost of the weekly teas is 50p. Membership is restricted to those over 60 who live within the parish boundary. Where else can you get such a bargain?

If you are interested in joining the club, or would like to volunteer to help, please contact Valerie Bird on 863 219, and she will be happy to hear from you.
 

Thanks to Alison Lornie for the above contribution, which is an extract from the St James Parish Magazine.

  New Members - Parish Boundary

New members are always welcome, although numbers can not exceed 72 members. The club is only open to those people living within the Weybridge Parish Boundary.
If in doubt about the boundary, please check with Valerie Bird.

  Management Committee

Committee Member Tel Number
Mary Cotter 01932 820 750
Graham Winton 01932 253 653
Rene Hone 01932 843 951
Len Fifield 01932 859 402
Phyllis Renton 01932 845 361
Alan Childs 01932 855 580
   

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