Shevington Luncheon Club . . .

                   . . . is looking for some help.

The Club meets every Wednesday at Shevington Youth Club, Highfield Avenue, Shevington, Wigan, WN6 8HB,
from 11.30am to 3.00pm. There is a regular attendance of about 20 Honoured Citizens (60+). There is plenty of time for chat. The club meets on 44 occasions each year – 4 weeks off in the summer, and 4 weeks off around Christmas.

The activities – members enjoy a lunch followed by bingo or dominoes. There are two raffle prizes each week and several bingo prizes.

In addition, the members go out on several coach trips each year.

Members pay £4.75 each week which covers the cost of the meal, the prizes, hire of the hall and the trips.


The club needs a bit of secretarial and administrative help.

Each week there are the contributions to be collected and totalled. They need to be banked every two or three weeks.
In addition, orders for the following week’s meals need to be taken and phoned in to Leigh Infirmary kitchens.
When there is a trip in view, the payments from outsiders need to be collected – members don’t pay. Around 40 people go on the trips of whom, perhaps, 25 may be outsiders.

The secretary, Rosemary, will still be attending and in general charge; but she does go on holiday, and can find some of the work rather onerous.

Commitment?  I think that an hour a week on about 30 occasions a year would be the kind of help needed, and would involve collecting the money, banking it from time to time, helping with the meal ordering and with the organisation of the trips; other assistance can be by arrangement.

Honoured citizens don’t always welcome change, and a tactful approach would go down well. The club has been meeting for around 30 years and so has a history. On the other hand the building could cater for a few more members, so an interest in seeking out persons who might otherwise be on their own would be helpful.

If you can help, get in touch with John Whiteley, 01257 423342, 07513 558722, or e-mail


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