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Diners welcome to join first sitting of new Haverhill lunch club


Diners are now able to book their place at the first sitting for a new lunch club in Haverhill.

The Leiston Soup-a-Lunch Club will take its bow at the Leiston Centre, in Leiston Road, at midday on Tuesday, April 14.

Interest has been shown by a number of diners, but the club’s organiser, Joan Key, says there is room for a few more - and she would like to hear from them.

Mrs Key, of Fritton Court, Haverhill, said: “It is important that they phone because its we need to know how many people to provide for, or rather, it’s important that they book.

“I’m more than happy if they book with me.”

The club will provide a lunch of hot soup and roll for just £3 and company for the diners.

The number 13 and 13A buses stop just a short walk from the centre, so a means of getting there is available for those without their own transport.

Following an appeal by Mrs Key for volunteers to come forward and fill the roles of secretary and treasurer, a constitution has now been formed for the club and a bank account set up.

With the bank account set up offers of financial help can now be taken up.

These include a £250 grant from borough councillor Paul McManus’ locality budget and funds for food from Tesco Haverhill community champion Claire Bowden, who will also volunteer at the club.

Tesco is also providing tablecloths, cutlery and crockery and the Bistro at Haverhill Arts centre is providing the soup.

Sainsbury’s has offered some funding towards food and Hughes electrical store in Haverhill has donated two microwave ovens and two kettles.

To book a place at the lunch club call Mrs Key on 01440 703216.

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