Mickleton Lunch Club

Where We Meet

Mickleton Village Hall (See the venue)

When We Meet

Thursdays between 11.30 and 14.00

Mickleton Leader and Club Details

Gill Ball celebrated a decade as leader of Mickleton lunch club in 2017 - she is both a lively and caring leader.

Mickleton continues to provide a community lunch once a month, where people who cannot attend regularly come along to enjoy lunch and good company. Mickleton members are keen players of new age kurling which can become very competitive!

Gill provides a number of trips to a variety of places. Dawn Gibson has been our Chef for the last five years, her food is superb and she spends time making special event meals for Burns night, Halloween and other celebrations.

News from Mickleton Day Club

2018 Club Leader Report

We have enjoyed another great year at Mickleton with member numbers at 21 by the end of 2018.

Every month we keep busy with our raffles and quizzes. Steve and Liz (PCSOs from Barnard Castle Police) continue to call, providing an ear for anyone with a concern. Alison has brought her cakes and biscuits along and Ringtons call in once a fortnight. We hold our community lunch at the end of every month and this is attended by those people who are unable to come along every week, it's a great way of others being able to join in too, and we have gained two lovely volunteers from this.

We have celebrated Burns Night, Chinese New Year, St Patrick's Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas - with fantastic themed lunches made by Dawn, along with lots of lovely cakes for birthdays and anniversaries.

Our trips out this year have been to No 8 The Bank, Barnard Castle where we had a lovely homemade meal. Coghlans at Barningham, was a lovely treat and everything was just perfect. After being recommended to us, we went along to The Duke of York, at Fir Tree, the meal was exceptional, and everyone had a great time, followed by a lovely ride back over Eggleston Moor. Following on from the success of this we went to The Duke of York again for Christmas lunch, this was kindly paid for by a rather generous donation, this gave Dawn and the volunteers a very welcome rest from cooking and serving Christmas lunch in-house and a good time was had by all.

Every year I watch the member numbers fluctuate and every year I watch the friendships made, the pulling together of the members and volunteers who help each other out either by collecting and returning someone, taking someone in for Christmas lunch, welcoming new members and all rallying round to make them feel welcome. The fun and laughter had by all, and every year I think that it can never get any better, but it always does.

It has been another fantastic year at lunch club, Dawn and the volunteers have been a joy to work with. It has been a pleasure being part of a lovely group of people, the volunteers work very hard each week, along with Dawn - many thanks to all of them. We are supported by the wonderful staff in the office and have received generous donations from others which has complemented a lovely year.

Gill Ball