Corona Virus Pandemic 16/3/2020

The Trustees held an emergency meeting today to consider what action should be taken with regard to the current crisis.

Having taken into account the information currently available and in particular the age profile of the Club, we have reluctantly concluded that it is in the best interest of our Members that the Club should close temporarily with immediate effect. 

We will keep the position under constant review and are meeting again on 4th May 2020 after the Easter holiday to reconsider the position.

You may rest assure that the Club will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.

I am sorry that my first communication to you as Interim Chairman should be to announce the temporary closure of the Club and ask for your patience and support at the difficult time.

I have set out below the telephone numbers of the organisations that may be able to provide you with assistance during this crisis.  We have also asked Fiona to keep in touch with all of our Members on a regular basis.

For anyone who needs urgent social care please call Sefton Council on: 0345 140 0845.

For the National Health Service please call 111.

Yours sincerely

Tony Harding-Huber

Interim Chairman Formby CVS

Formby Luncheon Club is a thriving member’s club for the over 60’s and is provided by Formby Council for Voluntary Service (Charity No. 1051984)

The Club originally started in 1965 using Holy Trinity hall, occupying the present purpose-built premises in 1968. Thus it has operated continuously for over 50 years

The club is managed by a committee elected by the members which consists of a cross section of members and volunteers

Annual activities include Christmas lunches, parties and fund-raising Breakfast Breaks. The Breakfast Breaks are also open to the public

Members (annual fee £5) are served a two course lunch (£3.50) with tea or coffee on Tuesday to Friday, lunch being served at 12.15 pm. Food is prepared by volunteers and most of the food is cooked on the premises. Team Leaders are required to take a Food Hygiene Course and volunteers are also encouraged to do so.  Sefton Council currently has awarded the club Level 5 for hygiene and food safety standards (for details click here)

Members book and pay for their meals in advance which enables the management to check up on the health of non-arrivals. Booking is on a first come, first served basis as the Club’s dining room has space for a maximum of 60 people per day

Transport is available for club members at a small cost per day to anyone requiring assistance to get to the Club (Tel. No. 01704 877311)

So, if you want a good meal, good company and a break from your home surroundings, give the Luncheon Club a try – you can be assured of a warm welcome