Gosberton Good Companions

History:

A local club for the over 55's still going after 57 years

Gosberton Good Companions is still going after 56 years. Started in 1959 by the them incumbent of St Peter & St Paul's Church, the Revd John Sangster and a committee of 16 local people. It catered for the over 60's, providing companionship and somewhere to meet for a couple of hours for card games, a chance for a 'good old gossip' and then light refreshments.

The club initially met in Gosberton Youth Club hall every Friday, but have since moved to Gosberton Public Hall where parking is easier. The club has evolved to cater for over 55's and Bingo is the game of choice these days. Tea, biscuits and a raffle are provided half way through the proceedings. There is also an auction of local produce, groceries and goodies, all provided by the club members. The proceeds go back into the club to help pay for the premises, outings and meals. The club now meets on alternate Tuesdays between 13.45pm and 16.15pm.

From April to November, members monthly coach trips are organised, on non-club days, and the members choose where they want to go. Non members are invited - subject to space.

Meals are also organised three times a year for Spring, Harvest and Christmas. The Christmas meal also includes some form of entertainment, a raffle and the auctioning of the table decorations and surplus Christmas cake. A good time is usually had by all.

Our members range in age from 55 to 90+ and we currently have a committee of 10. The members are a lively bunch of people and are very friendly and enthusiastic about their club. If you are looking for some companyor something to do once a fortnight, do come along and see if you would like to join us. There is no pressure, just come and give us a try for two or three meetings and see if our friendly club would suit your needs.

There is a nominal annual fee and a fee per meeting to cover the cost of tea and biscuits (which includes two raffle prizes), plus reduced charges towards coach trips and meals.

The Good companions are planning the following trips this year. Ticket prices remain at £10 for members and £12 for non-members, regardless of destination. If you are interested in joining us please contact Chris Edwards on 01775 841136. For non-members who are interested, Chris will be pleased to put your name on the list on a first come, first served basis. There will be several pick up points around the village. Please let Chris know if you are bringing a wheelchair.

 

Gosberton Good Companions
Excursion for 2017
Date Destination Start Time Coffee break ?
                       
Note: Start times are from Park Close, last pick up 15-30 mins later
25th April, Tues Barnsley Market 08:15 Comfort stop at Blythe
24th May, Weds Bedford Riverside Town 08.30

Roxton Garden Centre

20th June, Tues Rutland Water Cruise / Cream Tea. Cream tea cruise is an additional £12 08:45 Stop at Oakham 60-90 mins
18th July, Tues Sheringham 08.30 Stop at Holt 60-90 mins
17th Aug, Thurs Loughborough & Leicestershire villages 08.45 ***
12th Sept, Tues Lichfield City 08.15 Brykley Park Garden Centre on return journey

11th Oct, Weds      

am: Newark Market

pm:Downtown, Grantham

08:45 No coffee stop
*** Details to be confirmed later
7th Nov, Tues Crown Carvery &
Garden Centre
*** No Coffee Stop
A & P Travel are our coach suppliers for 2017
Please phone Arthur Gold our new Chairman on 01775 718517 to find out when the next meeting is. 

We look forward to seeing you there!


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