Those who attend the Thursday 'Young in Heart' range between 60yrs - 90+yrs. The group began 20 years ago and from the very start was a big success. At the present time we have over 65 members.
The day begins at 10.30 with friends meeting in the lounge for coffee (50p) & a chat. There is also the opportunity to purchase items of clothing and books at the coffee morning. At 11am, those in the Young in Heart choir have their practice, anyone is welcome to join or to sit and listen.
At 12pm a three course home cooked meal (£3.50) is served followed by entertainment (£1). A team of dedicated volunteers hold the many activities together; from transport arrangements, a welcoming coffee service, updating membership records, lunch club kitchen staff & entertainment.
For some it is the only opportunity they have to get out, meet new friends, have a good meal and enjoyable entertainment. For all, it is companionship in a caring Christian atmosphere & a fundamental service of The Salvation Army.
"In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive' "