Middleton Lunch Club

Where We Meet

Masonic Hall 1st, 2nd and 4th Wednesday
The Pathway Middleton-in-Teesdale on the 3rd Wednesday ( see venue)

When We Meet

Wednesdays between 11.30 and 14.00

Middleton Leader and Club Details

Carole Holliday has led Middleton for the last fourteen years so many of the members will feel like family. Carole has increased the membership lately and the club is thriving.

This year we increased to meeting every week by utilising the Pathway building of the Methodist Church.

Alison Sayer our Chef has also been with us a long time and knows the members likes and dislikes. Alison produces excellent meals and also sells her home baking.

News from Middleton-in-Teesdale Day Club

2019 Club Report

The 2nd January 2019 was welcomed by all our members after the festivities, with much chatter, laughter and finishing off the last of the Quality Street.

In February we had a lovely celebration for Jean & Alan Allsopp's Blue Sapphire Wedding Anniversary (65 Years), a true milestone!

We've been very lucky to have three club trips this year. The first to Thorpe Farm, unlucky with the weather but it did not dampen our day.

The second and third trips were both to Headlam Hall. The first was during the summer and the last was in December for our Christmas party. Silver service is such a treat. We are fortunate to receive funding from two generous trust funds which enables the day club to visit such places.

We have had two new volunteers join us this year: Lindsay Pepall & Jean Horn who have proved to be great assets to our current brilliant ladies, who are: Muriel Goodman, Doreen Heyes, Joan Staley, Christine Mason, Anna Johnson, Eva Lowes, Margaret Scott, Yvonne Kidd and Rosie Unsworth. All worth their weight in gold.

Throughout the year we had visits from, Victoria Perkins (Podiatrist) who gave a short slide show and a talk of the importance of looking after your feet followed by a question and answer session. Victoria was very well received.

Next was a visit by Age UK (Beat the scammers) presented by George Barber. He gave us a very informative talk and discussion about recognising the importance of never disclosing your bank details over the phone. Our final visit was from Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary School children who came two weeks before Christmas to entertain us by singing Christmas Carols and seasonal songs. Everyone present joined in and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

Special milestone birthdays: Joan Lynch 85 years, Alan Allsopp 90 years, Stan Walton 95 yrs. Teesdale Day Club celebrated their 25th Anniversary during 2019 and Middleton-in-Teesdale members & volunteers thoroughly enjoyed their well organised day at Mickleton Village Hall.

 

Raby Castle was the venue for all Day Club staff & chosen members to enjoy an afternoon tea. The invited members from each Day Club gave a short personal account of what the Day Club means to them and it was quite moving to recognise the importance of the organisation.

   

 

Many thanks to Alison Sayer (Our resident Cook) and Tracey Turnbull who has acted as both stand in Cook and Leader throughout 2019.

This year we again welcomed staff from S & Builders Merchants who brought all the members a gift bag containing a variety of different items. The members really enjoy the opportunity to chat to the staff.

To Alan Thompson & Ian Tallentire a big thank you for all your hard work as caretakers at the venues we use.

Early in December we welcomed the pupils from Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary School who came and performed Christmas carols for the members.

This is always a huge success and in a small community like ours a number of the children are singing to their own family members. It is nice to see that the children get as much pleasure from this as the members.

To John & Neil, our lovely taxi drivers from Hodgson's Taxi service, many thanks for all your care.

To Andrea, Madeleine, Tracy, Pat & all the Trustees, many thanks for all your support and understanding throughout the year. I would like to wish you all a Happy & Healthy New Year.

Carole Holliday - Club Leader