As the summer days trickle by, our Mondays remain a regular time for company and congenial chat, and enjoyment of Kevin’s delicious meals (which we have been having for two years now!) Quite a few have been missing whilst holidays are enjoyed, but most weeks we have remained over twenty in number. The hot languid sun filled days haven’t quite materialised as hoped, but at least it has been a comfortable temperature without huddling round radiators.
Also we were able to enjoy a game of skittles one week without getting too hot – and with Dave and Vic as team captains, a lively battle took place. Our activities have been particularly “active” recently, as another week we were introduced to new age Kurling by Trish Cowie from Age Concern. This is a simulation of real curling but without the ice, and the stones have ball bearing wheels underneath so they can be pushed along towards the target. There are also pushers so that they can be used either whilst seated or without bending down. We also had the chance to try ten pin bowling on the Wiisport, - good fun and will maybe give us a bit of street cred!
We have received a donation of £100 from Rowde Parish Council which is very welcome, and also we have recently received a personal donation of £50.
Of course our main fund raising event will be coming up before long, the annual Autumn Fair which will be held on October 10th this year in the Bromham Social Centre in the afternoon. Although we have received our grant from the Wiltshire Council, it does not cover our rising basic costs, and so we will be glad if our loyal supporters can join us again this year to help boost funds. We will have a good selection of stalls as usual, plus raffles and refreshments – and with any luck a fine afternoon.
If you’d like to join us on a Monday, do give me a ring, we’d love to see you. We can provide transport if you live in Bromham or Rowde.
Claire Ladd [Organiser]
THE MONDAY CLUB IS A COMMUNITY DAY CENTRE AND LUNCHEON CLUB FOR THE ELDERLY AND HOUSEBOUND RESIDENTS OF BROMHAM & ROWDE. IT IS GRANT AIDED THROUGH WILTSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL, AND SUPPORTED BY AGE CONCERN.