Published by Jonathon Swift Friday 22 September, 2017

BRCT speak at Rover 60 Lunch Club

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust were special guests at the Rover 60 Lunch Club on Thursday to discuss a number of programmes that may be beneficial to members.

The Rover 60 Lunch Club, which is open for people aged 60 and over, is held once a month in the Blues Bar and it costs just five pounds to attend, with a delicious two course meal provided.

Representatives from the Trust explained to those in attendance the work we undertake on a daily basis and different programmes they can join if they wish.

Councillor Maureen Bateston MBE, who is a key organiser of the Rover 60 Lunch Club and a trustee at Blackburn Rovers Community Trust said: “We started with eight people coming along and now we are getting more than 50 people turning up each time.

“They enjoy a two course lunch for a fiver and a lot of them now come a lot earlier because they enjoy the social aspect.

“We do a number of fun activities such as a raffle and play bingo. The club provides an opportunity for people to get to know what is going on in the local area.

“There are now a few Blackburn Rovers supporters and they were talking about what the score will be this weekend at Shrewsbury Town.

“It is really important older people stay active. BRCT runs a number of programmes that will appeal to the majority of those that attend the Rover 60 Lunch Club.”

For further information, please call Christine Peacock on 01254 508205.

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