Club on look­out for new faces

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Douglas Dickie

Burn­side Au­tumn Club are on the look­out for more mem­bers.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion meet ev­ery Wed­nes­day from Oc­to­ber to March in Burn­side Church hall from 2pm.

Set up 30 years ago by Burn­side Com­mu­nity Coun­cil, the Au­tumn Club aims to tackle lone­li­ness and iso­la­tion in the re­tired com­mu­nity, es­pe­cially dur­ing the win­ter.

Or­gan­ised by a com­mit­tee, meet­ings in­clude talks from guest speak­ers and mu­si­cal and comic en­ter­tain­ment.

They were even re­cently en­ter­tained by a 30-strong senior cit­i­zens orches­tra.

Num­bers at­tend­ing re­main strong but they are de­creas­ing and the com­mit­tee are get­ting older.

Mal­colm Pig­got, who helps run the club, said: “The Au­tumn Club has for over three decades pro­vided a fo­cus for senior cit­i­zens who want to en­joy good com­pany and be en­ter­tained and in­formed.

“There is a grow­ing need to pro­vide ac­ces­si­ble and reg­u­lar events in the Oc­to­ber to March time of year and in the day­time.

“Lone­li­ness is some­thing that more and more men and women find chal­leng­ing in our com­mu­nity.

“The Au­tumn Club is one op­por­tu­nity to get out and meet friendly folk and the club or­gan­is­ers would warmly wel­come any­one who finds the idea of such a reg­u­lar out­ing ap­peal­ing.”

Gerry Wells from the Burn­side Com­mu­nity Coun­cil is to­day’s speaker. Next week Lisa Quinn from Calder­wood Pri­mary will give a talk. Any­one in­ter­ested can show up on the day.

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