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Senior Citizens' Party - Come along again on 27th January 2024

Christmas in January 2023  

Making a welcome return to its traditional January date after the pandemic, the lunch provided the annual opportunity for people to gather and enjoy a chat, a meal and an entertainment show.

A traditional main course of chicken ‘lionaise’ with baked potato accompanied by wine, beer and soft drinks was the opening course. The dessert course was treacle tart and ice cream and the meal finished off with teas and coffees. The excellent food was produced by Cllr. Alan Lamb (Chef-patron) helped by sous chefs Cllr. Norma Harrington and Cllr. Linda Richards.

Three games of bingo with the Mayor of Wetherby, Neil O’Byrne, calling the numbers had some very happy guests collecting handsome boxes of chocolates.

After lunch, guests were entertained with a 60s singalong with Trevor Woodhead on the keyboard.  Bingo prizes and a wonderful raffle prize were supplied by Morrison’s and every guest received a gift from Bon-Bons !!

Helping the Lions were the volunteers from HDP Event Medical Services and the serving staff benefitted from the support of Wetherby’s PCSO and MP Alec Shelbrooke.

Lion president Tim Ritson summed up the day “I'm delighted  that everyone has had a good time.  The comments from our guests and the 'Thank You' cards I have received confirm that the hard work by the Lions and volunteers has been worthwhile and has achieved the aim of bringing people back together and combatting some of the terrible loneliness that has been prevalent over the last couple of years.  I'm definitely looking forward to repeating the exercise in 2024"

Do you wish to attend the event next time, then look out for announcements next year?  Click here to complete the contact form for your ticket(s), please include attendee names(s), postal address and telephone number.

 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 27th January 2024 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.


If you are over 65 years of age and wish to attend our event then click here to contact us.  See you there ! !

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