Senior Citizens' Party
Christmas in January 2020 (Due to Omicron concerns the 2022 event has been postponed)
They were dancing in the aisles as Christmas made a welcome return to Wetherby at a weekend in late January with the town’s elderly residents belatedly getting into the festive spirit.
Some 200 senior citizens' gathered at Wetherby High School to be entertained at the annual Wetherby Lions organised event, which put a lot of smiles on a lot of faces.
Thanks to generous support from Sir Robert Ogden, Morrisons and Bon Bon's Chocolates, the guests revelled in a social environment which included a lavish meal prepared by Wetherby Ward Councillor (and the Chef - Patron) Cllr Alan Lamb, a 60s Singalong with Trevor Woodhead on the keyboard, a bingo session and prize raffle. Also helping to the success of the day were local member of Parliament Alec Sherbrooke, the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Eileen Taylor, Wetherby Ward Councillors Cllr Norma Harrington and Cllr Jo Maltby (the sous chefs) and the Mayor of Wetherby, Cllr Galan Moss.
The girls of Wetherby Athletic Junior Football Club joined together with St John Ambulance volunteers and Lions representatives to serve up the meals to the guests. Lions President Tim Ritson said: “The month of January, with Christmas but a memory, can be a difficult time for some people, particularly the elderly with issues such as loneliness and isolation, so what better way to blow away the winter blues and have some fun? We have had great support for this event, with many local businesses contributing the raffle prizes. Everyone there will tell you that Christmas in January is great fun!”
Do you wish to attend the event in January next year, then put the date in your diary - 22nd January 2022 ?
Are you in the photos below or in the videos here ? Thanks to Tammy at 'Zoom-in Photography' at 0784 255 5484
And for next year:-
The 'New Year' complimentary meal for the elderly and isolated of our community takes place again on Saturday 22nd January 2022 commencing at 12 Noon. Lion members and their families, 'Friends of Lions' and many supporters from the local community will again come together to 'serve' the meal to our guests. This complements our motto 'We Serve'.
We are hoping that Alan Lamb and his catering team and Wetherby High School will again provide the meal and the facilities without whom we could not stage the event. Following the meal our guests will be treated to a variety show in the school hall where many local artists show off their talents.
If you are over 65 years of age and wish to attend our event then click here to contact us. See you there ! !