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Pub Lunch Club
What is the Pub Lunch scheme ?
The Pub Lunch Club project is part of a programme to tackle social exclusion among our ageing population especially in rural areas where there are few local services and poor public transport links. It's aimed at the over 50s and especially those who may have been missing out on regular social contact.
Started in 2009, the project is run by Community Impact Bucks.
It has been a great success and there are currently have over 20 communities running a pub lunch scheme across the county, offering two courses for around £6 to £7. Perhaps you are an organisation who knows of an individual who would benefit from this service if so why not forward the scheme details?
2015 - More Pub Lunch Clubs opening across the County
The Pub Lunch Club project goes from strength to strength with two more venues set up already this year. February 2nd saw the launch of the first of these at the Grouse & Ale pub & restaurant in Lane End near High Wycombe. This award winning venue lived up to its reputation for superb quality food and offered a main course and pudding for just £7.00 which would normally only buy a starter. The really big surprise came when at the end of the meal the management announced that they wanted to show their appreciation of the scheme by providing that first lunch free of charge for everyone attending! Now that’s what we call community spirit!
Our second venue for this year opens at the Chandos Arms in Weston Turville on 17th February and is booking up fast. If you live in Weston Turville and want to attend the first lunch call Ted Wilkinson, the local coordinator, on 01296 613703.
We’re working on several other possible venues across the county and always need local coordinators to handle the monthly bookings and act as host at the lunches. If you’d like to see a Pub Lunch Club started in your community or want to volunteer as a local coordinator call Llew Monger on 07808 096513.
Where are they running ?
How can you get involved ?
We are always on the lookout for new pub lunch clubs and whilst we can do all of the set-up work, we do need volunteers to help organise things locally at each new venue.
You have to agree, going to the pub is a pretty good volunteering opportunity!
If you'd like to be involved in setting up a Pub Lunch Club in your community please contact Llew Monger or direct on 07808 096513.