The Community Luncheon Club held at Bishop David Sheppard Primary School got off to a flying start in early November as six local older people enjoyed a delicious home cooked lunch together.


After lunch there was a quiz and a free raffle led by Lesley Kirkbride, Tesco’s Community Champion. Anne Oliver from Age UK Lancashire was also on hand to provide advice along with some table games.


Bishop David Sheppard Primary secured funding from One Vision Housing’s Community Development Fund to deliver a free monthly luncheon club for the older residents of the High Park area. The club is part of our very own High Park: Think Family, Think Community Project and is aimed at reducing isolation and to provide networks of support to our more vulnerable community members.


Mrs Siobhan Bayliff, Assistant Head Teacher said,“It was lovely to see everyone sitting together eating and chatting. They had a lovely time and we heard some interesting stories about their memories of being at school during the war years.”


Deputy Head Teacher, Mrs Sue Sullivan and two pupils showed the visitors the school log book from 1945, which described how children had to go down to the air raid shelters during a bombing raid.


A huge WELL DONE to all the staff and pupils at Bishop David Sheppard who I am sure will continue to make the club a great success.


If you live in the High Park area and are interested in joining in on the fun on Wednesday afternoons, just call on 01704 227987 (option 1) and the school will be happy to put your name down. Places are limited, so please be quick!


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