The Lunch Club is now fully up and running again after another roller coaster period as the Omicron variant surged. Unfortunately, this meant that we missed out on our Christmas party but prior to that we had some outstanding entertainment provided by Pippa Blundell and friends who played and sang beautifully. The following week, we made Christmas table decorations under the expert guidance of Lyn Knox while those football minded had a journey through the Scottish national teams successes and failures led by the knowledgeable Rodger Baillie.
The Club then endured a prolonged Christmas shutdown but we were able to re-open on 27 January with our annual Burns Supper with poetry and singing celebrating our national bard. Tam O’ Shanter was energetically recited by Stuart Brodie and the songs were provided by Jean Duffus, Clare Wilcock, Shona Clark and Stuart Cairns with piano accompaniment by Janice Raeside.
The following week we had the ageless Alastair McDonald who remains a star attraction. Everyone belted out that Scottish
classic: You Canny Shove Your Granny Aff the Bus!!
Finally, we celebrated Valentines Day with our resident singer Jim Milroy singing songs chosen to remind members and volunteers of when they first met their partners. Happy memories!!
Looking forward we have an exciting programme of events and we hope to be able to undertake some excursions in the spring/ summer months including the ever favourite trip to Troon for a fish supper and ice cream along the seafront.
However the Club is not just about entertainment. Its about providing care, friendship and company to those who are
affected by this terrible disease so that we can improve their quality of life and give a period of respite to their carers. After such a difficult 2 years, its great to see the joy again that the Club brings to members and volunteers alike.