Oxford Mail

Have a nice chat over your food at new Talking Lunch social group

Article in the Oxford Mail, Tuesday 10th December 2013

Joy Ainger and Sarah Adair in party spirit at the club
Joy Ainger and Sarah Adair in party spirit at the club

A NEW lunch club has been launched in Sandford-on-Thames near Oxford.

The Talking Lunch social group meets every month at the village hall and at the second meeting last Wednesday more than 20 diners enjoyed a turkey casserole.

The activity, a spin-off of the Saturday market Talking Shop, is part of an effort to make more use of the village hall ahead of a £500,000 revamp.

Organiser Sarah Adair, 37, said: “We wanted to set up a lunch club to develop a social network and so that people can have a nutritious meal.”

She said the club was open to anyone in the area and is not just for the elderly, adding: “We can get anyone who is isolated out of the house, meeting people.”

A total of 35 people came to the first lunch and 23 to the second. Eighteen people have signed on as members, getting meals for £5 instead of £6.50.

TO BOOK FOR THE NEXT LUNCH on January 8th please get in touch with Elaine before Christmas.  Her email is ekimber@talktalk.net. Her telephone number is Oxford 395771. ** We provide lifts to anyone who needs one. **