A monthly tea-time club set up by Rutherford House ConciergeBarbara Smith continues to go from strength to strength with residents, their families and members of the community now regularly sitting down to a two-course meal for the crazy price of just £1.
Meals like spaghetti bolagnese, shepherds pie and sausage and chips are prepared by Barbara and her fantastic team, consisting of Julie Smith, Gail Smith and Susan Stout.
The meal is followed by bingo and bran tub with the money raised from these two activities effectively paying for the meals and adding money to the residents’ fund, which at the time of writing stood at just over £600.
Some of this will be used to put on an Easter party and free bingo for the residents.
Barbara explained: “I introduced the tea-time club because I noticed we were getting more people coming to live at Rutherford House who were used to going out for meals socially in addition to doing other activities.
“We do this on the last Tuesday of each month and they are always well attended. The one we held in March had 40 people.
“I couldn’t do it without the help of Julie, Gail and Susan; they are fantastic.”
As well as the tea-time club, the Thursday morning coffee mornings at Rutherford House are also well attended.
One group of ladies who attend every week say: “We don’t live at Rutherford, but we love coming here for a cuppa and a catch-up and everyone is so welcoming.”