Woodland Day Club
Where We Meet
Woodland Village Hall (See the venue)
When We Meet
Mondays between 11.30 and 14.00
Woodland Leader and Club Details
Our leader is Mark Fromont. Woodland is a fairly small but lively club where the members enjoy the opportunities to meet and chat with others. Over the years we have enjoyed some long and exciting trips but it suits us to travel more locally, We have enjoyed a large variety of speakers who are always made welcome.
Alison Sayer has been our Chef for a number of years and continues to provide excellent food.
News from Woodland Day Club
2019 Club Report
As we start 2020 Woodland Lunch Club can look back on 2019 with mixed fortunes. Some of our long standing members have had to move away from windy and wild Woodland, to the sunnier climate of Barnard Castle.
We have however managed to gain three new members over the past 12 months, but as always, we are still trying to recruit more.
Even though January 2019 started off cold and windy with ice at times, the club members continued to attend.
In February we had a very useful presentation and discussion on fire safety from officers from our local our Fire Station. All members thoroughly enjoyed this, and several members took up the fire brigades offer of having their home smoke detectors checked or replaced.
We have also enjoyed talks on different types of scams and how to deal with them and from Age UK.
Throughout the year we have had quizzes, bingo and even a band. 'The Barneycles come to play for us and got the members singing along, also several of the members recognized James the lead singer and enjoyed talking to him about the good old days.
In June we had a trip out to Headlam Hall. Everyone had a fantastic time. The food was excellent, very tasty and plentiful. The venue itself is absolutely charming.
August saw a change to the usual club routines. This was due to Association celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Woodland Club attended the anniversary lunch at Barnard Castle Cricket Club along with Stainton Grove, Evenwood and of course Barnard Castle Club.
All members and volunteers had a fantastic time, they all thoroughly enjoyed their meals and liked been waited on by all the Trustees and members of the office staff.
As you can imagine when Woodland Club met up on the following Monday all the chat was about the anniversary lunch, people they had seen and how much they had enjoyed the whole event.
We had a lovely December trip to the Teesdale Hotel in Middleton. As usual we were looked after extremely well with everyone departing very full and very happy!
At Christmas we will be holding Christmas lunch in house. Alison always cooks us a wonderful meal. This will be followed by entertainment and carol singing by the pupils of Woodland Primary School which is always a firm favourite with the members.
I would like to say a very big thank you to all the club volunteers and to Steve the taxi driver. They are an amazing group of people and without them we would not be able to operate.
They are hardworking, very caring and turn out in all types of weather so that the club can function.
Last but not least I would like to say another very big thank you to the Trustees, office staff, all staff members for making the 25th anniversary celebrations happen and making them a very special event for all clubs and their volunteers.
Mark Fromont - Club Leader