Sidmouth ""lifeline"" lunch club closes

PUBLISHED: 19:00 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:22 17 June 2010

A SIDMOUTH luncheon club which was a lifeline to its elderly members has closed down. As previously reported in the Herald in November, Lymebourne Park Luncheon Club was in danger of closing if numbers did not rise. Around ten people were attending the

A SIDMOUTH luncheon club which was a "lifeline" to its elderly members has closed down.

As previously reported in the Herald in November, Lymebourne Park Luncheon Club was in danger of closing if numbers did not rise.

Around ten people were attending the club, which met three times a week and included a two course meal for £3.50, but to keep it running numbers needed to be boosted two fold.

Despite the club members' best efforts numbers did not increase and the final meal was served a few days before Christmas.

Emma Adam, 30, who cooked meals for the lunch club, said: "On the last day 35 people came for Christmas dinner- it's a shame they couldn't come all the time.

"The members of the lunch club obviously weren't happy about it closing but still enjoyed themselves on the last day."

Emma thanked all of the people who supported her and the lunch club and wished them all the best in the future.

She added: "If we could get the numbers back up I would like to think about going back."

If anyone is interested in re-launching the club please contact Emma on 07973 818562.


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