Christmas turkey lunch and all the trimmings was on the menu at the Over 60s Club lunch yesterday (Monday).
Sixty older local residents enjoyed a free meal which was thanks to Henley Lions, Copas turkeys and a donation by Tomalin & Sons, funeral directors.
Tim Valentine was back for the third year in a row with festive tunes on the piano and accompanied a sing-a-long after the meal.
Gill Dodds, Chair of Club’s Committee said, “It’s recently been published there’s over 9m lonely people in the UK. This club is doing a little bit towards overcoming this and getting people out of the house to meet and socialise. We are very grateful to the Town Council as this hugely important to the town. The hard part is getting people to come here for the first time. Once they are here they realise what a lovely bunch of people we are.”
Ted Dorey who was born in Henley and has lived here all his life said, “I helped build the club when I was joiner and I’ve been coming here since it opened. The Christmas lunch is always very good – you can’t fault it. There’s no where else to go in town like this for lunch – it’s great value and lots of nice people to talk to.”