A Bridlington club that appealed for new members to keep the group going has been overwhelmed by the response from people in the area after an article in the Echo.
The Seasiders Social Club, which is for people aged over 50 who enjoy a meet-up, chat, fun activities and the occasional trip out, is part of a scheme by Age UK to help the local community.
Angie Rowlands, who is the Club Co-ordinator for the Seasiders and also retail manager for the Bridlington Age UK shop on the Promenade, was delighted with the response.
“Thanks to the fantastic article in the Echo our numbers have almost doubled…. it was the best advert we have had for the group and my phone hasn’t stopped ringing with enquiries.
The group started five years ago and numbers had dipped after the club lost people who had either moved away or sadly passed on. Visitors receive a free tea or coffee, a free raffle ticket and free dip in the tombola.
Said Angie: “We are changing venues from the Ship Inn to the Greyhound pub on Promenade (opposite East Riding Leisure). Our next meeting will be on 13th May, again with a 12 noon start. There will be a carvery lunch available to purchase and plenty going on to keep people entertained for the afternoon.”
“We have had to move the club as the numbers have grown, and I would like to say a big thank-you to the Ship Inn for their fantastic help and service over the past few years.”
Robin and Mavis Dewdney have been attending the club for two years. “It’s very nice and we really enjoy attending and enjoying themselves.”Contact Angie Rowlands on 07403 398450.