Your News: White Heather Club marks first anniversary

Members of The White Heather club. Pictured are Wynn Swift, Daphne Cox, Frank Papworth, Linda Garfoot, Marilyn Mills, Janet Morton, Bob Wellman, Dorothy Goodliffe, Pastor Andy McManus, Doreen Funnell, Leonard Thorne and  Anna Coia EMN-140318-101512001
Members of The White Heather club. Pictured are Wynn Swift, Daphne Cox, Frank Papworth, Linda Garfoot, Marilyn Mills, Janet Morton, Bob Wellman, Dorothy Goodliffe, Pastor Andy McManus, Doreen Funnell, Leonard Thorne and Anna Coia EMN-140318-101512001
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Members of the White Heather Club, which is a support group for the bereaved and lonely, celebrated their first anniversary earlier this month by holding an open afternoon for guests to call in, see what they do and have a chat over tea and cakes.

They have 14 members who had been busy preparing the wonderful feast of food to share. David and Rosie Hughes their former Pastor and his wife joined them for the occasion.

The club which is held in the rear hall of Morton New Day Baptist , was the idea of Janet Morton after the death of her husband.

Janet realised that there are bereaved people/lonely people, not always old, but living alone, who need someone to talk to.

The club meets fortnightly on a Tuesday afternoon from 2pm until 4pm. New members are welcome .

Tea/coffee and cakes are served and there is always a listening ear if someone needs to talk privately.

They have various activities , and in the first year have had a variety of quizzes to keep their brains active, (while having a good laugh at the same time!)

Members have each had an afternoon telling their “life story”, poetry afternoons, flower arranging ,In which the gentlemen participated as well as the ladies, had a Christmas meal out in December and are looking forward to celebrating their first anniversary with another meal out in April.