Members of the Vokes Lunch Club were delighted to receive Christmas parcels again this year through the generosity of the local community. The parcels were made up by staff of the Alton Post Gazette who organised the collection of contributions, and wrapped and delivered the parcels in time to be handed out to Lunch Club members at their Christmas Lunch event.
Chairman of the trustees, Terry Blake, said "On behalf of our members, we wish to express our sincere thanks to all those people who contributed so generously, including, we understand, many school children. We also appreciate the considerable amount of work put in by staff of the Post Gazette who organised the collection, packing and wrapping of the parcels."
Outing to Southsea
Members enjoyed a day trip to Southsea in August on one of the finest days of the summer. Accompanied by the trustees and Lunch Club manager Allison, fifteen of our members boarded the coach outside the Lunch Club premises for a leisurely drive to Southsea sea front. Here they were able to sit, sipping their coffees while admiring the view across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Some ventured further for a gentle walk along the promenade while one or two even braved the pebbles on the foreshore, removing their shoes to paddle in the sea. Following a fish and chip lunch at Mozarella Joe’s, they had a further hour relaxing in the warm sunshine before returning home. The outing was voted a great success by all the members.
Alton Community Fayre
Vokes Lunch Club were pleased to participate in Alton’s first Community Fayre, held in June 2019. On a hot sunny day, several of our trustees, volunteers and staff set up and manned our stall. We were there to promote the Club, in particular to try attract new volunteers but also to provide information for potential new members. Our “Guess the weight” of a delicious cake, baked by one of our cooks proved popular and was won by a member of the bowling club. We understand it was enjoyed by all at the club later that day.