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A NEW Club for Blackboys & surrounding area


A NEW Club for Blackboys & surrounding area

A tasty twist for Blackboys and the surrounding area as the TN22 Club expands

The highly successful TN22 Club run by local charity, Engage South East, in partnership with CESI, is expanding with the launch of a new lunch club for seniors at The Space in Blackboys. Opening on Tuesday 26th April, the club will have the same high standards as its sister club in Hadlow Down but with a more intimate, home from home atmosphere and members will enjoy lunch in the award-winning Grove Café which is situated next door.

The Club aims to provide an opportunity for those who are retired or perhaps live alone from Blackboys, Waldron, Halland, Cross in Hand, East Hoathly and the surrounding villages to meet and to get involved with activities such as crafts, games and charity projects or simply to sit and chat with other folk in a warm and friendly environment. Members will also get the chance to stroll in the beautiful surrounding countryside which is on the edge of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just a few steps away from the Space.

Thanks to funding from Lottery Awards for All and a band of amazing volunteers, the charity has been able to subsidise the cost, and charges are just £7 a session which includes all activities and a two-course locally sourced and freshly prepared lunch. Starting at 10.30am and ending at 1.30pm, members are welcome to come on their own and make new friends or to come in a group.  Where possible, transport is available to and from the Club for a small fee.

Said Rachel Lewis, Chief Executive of Engage South East, “The ethos behind the TN22 clubs is that both members and volunteers feel like part of a big family and that is certainly what we hope to replicate in Blackboys.  Our clubs aim to reduce loneliness and isolation for older people and have gone from strength to strength so we are thrilled to be offering another place for people to come together socially in this beautiful part of East Sussex.”

TN22 Clubs would not be able to operate without the support of volunteers who help to run the clubs for the benefit of the community. If you can spare a few hours once a fortnight to chat with members and to help with activities – perhaps you have a talent you can share – or to help with transport, please get in touch with Suzanne on 01435 661054.

If you are interested in attending or finding out more about the new TN22 Club at Blackboys please telephone Suzanne for an informal chat on 01435 661054.

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March 29th, 2016