In 2014 we celebrated an amazing 50 years of the Saturday Club at St. Luke’s.
Some of the original founder members of Saturday Club still support the venture, which is for people with physical or learning disabilities. It acts as a meeting place for them to socialise and get to know each other on their own terms and it also provides respite for parents/carers.
We meet on the first Saturday of each month (excluding August) and every meeting has a range of activities from which each member can choose, such as dominoes, jigsaws, card-making, board games, plus other more specific activities offered at different times throughout the year, e.g. cooking, craft, sport, plays, gardening, Christmas party. We also organise a variety of outings during the year.
Anyone with a need can come along and have a taster and hopefully then join on a permanent basis. The Club has a gentle Christian input; the members are valued and encouraged to take responsibility for each other, for instance when afternoon tea is served, which encourages group participation. Some Saturday Club members now attend Sunday worship, when on occasions they are part of the Welcome Team or on the tea/coffee rota, and several have become members of St. Luke’s.
For more details, contact Sandra Mealor on 0151 632 2568.