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Gem of a night for over 50s

MOONLIGHT SERENADE: Matthew Pearce entertains Diamond Social Club members at the Curlew Centre, Sutton Bridge.  Photo (tim wilson): sg100614-201tw.

MOONLIGHT SERENADE: Matthew Pearce entertains Diamond Social Club members at the Curlew Centre, Sutton Bridge. Photo (tim wilson): sg100614-201tw.

There is no reason for elderly people in Sutton Bridge to be home alone when they can be entertained at the village’s Curlew Centre.

Diamond Social Club, which meets at the centre every Tuesday between 7.30pm and 9.30pm, features brass bands, country music and tribute acts.

Club coordinator Hazel Phillippo said: “It’s run for people over the age of 50 who would normally go to the theatre but can’t any more.

“Someone comes to the Curlew Centre each week to entertain members who, for £4 a week, also get a cup of tea and some biscuits.

“The people who come and entertain for us think it’s a lovely night out and there was one week when I booked two people by mistake.

“But both of them still came because they enjoy it so much.”

The club originally held its events at a church in Tydd Gote before moving to the Curlew Centre after it opened in December 2011.

Members come from Gedney, Long Sutton and Lutton Marsh, but Hazel is keen to see more over 50s at the centre each week.

“Some nights we can get up to 20 people there and most of them are people who live on their own, so they really enjoy it,” Hazel said.

“When it’s someone’s birthday, we sing Happy Birthday to them and give them a small present.

“It’s a lovely, social evening that helps older people to be happy in later life.”

For more information, call Hazel on 01406 350276.

 

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