Lunch club issues appeal for volunteers to avoid closure
If new volunteers aren’t found, club could face Christmas axe
AN URGENT appeal has been made for volunteers to come forward and save a Shepshed club from closure.
The Glenmore Centre Lunch Club has been running for over 25 years and provides members a home cooked meal, game of dominoes, bingo and a raffle every Monday throughout the year.
The Shepshed Special Community Bus works with the lunch club, and collects everyone and takes them home afterwards.
It is designed for elderly people who live on their own, who wouldn’t see many people if it wasn’t for the lunch club, but its future is in jeopardy because of a volunteer shortage.
Glenmore Centre manager Victoria Jacques said: “We currently have 12 members and five volunteers. We like to have eight volunteers so that we can have two teams on a rota basis but with just five, most are doing every week which is too much for them.
“If we could sort out the volunteer situation we have space for two or three new members to join the club but if we don’t get more help we may have to close.”
Victoria said the volunteer positions would suit anyone who likes to meet people.
“They do not need any special experience of catering, although that would be great. Maybe a Mum who drops off the children and then has a few hours spare before picking them up or anyone who is already retired and would like something to do on a Monday that would really help out the local community.
“We have a rota agreed to Christmas but if we don’t get more help we may have to close the doors then, which would be a huge shame.”
• If you might be able to help, please contact Victoria Jacques on 01509 650662.
Some of the members of the Glenmore Centre Lunch Club which is in need of extra volunteers.
Volunteers are needed to save the Glenmore Centre Lunch Club from clousre - can you help?