Earlier this month I was asked to visit the amazing group of people who run “THE LUNCH BUNCH” at  Murdishaw  Community Centre Runcorn.  I went along armed with cakes and samples from the Grandmas Antique Recipes Book which were received with pleasure and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone there.

The Lunch Bunch helps people with Alzheimer’s and their carers and families, Widow Doris Pearce, aged 70, has run the group since her husband, Kenneth, aged 72, who suffered from the condition, passed away two years ago.

Martin Halstead helps to co-ordinate the club along with Doris.

Myself and the organisers of "The Lunch Bunch" Doris Pearce and Martin Halstead.

Myself and the organisers of “The Lunch Bunch” Doris Pearce and Martin Halstead.

Everyone enjoyed chatting about their personal  memories from childhood and the afternoon was spent reminiscing about school days, (the fear of),  homes without central heating, washing machines and fridges and the communities  helpful neighbours, who thought nothing of giving you a clout around the earhole or dragging you to your parents for one if disrespect was shown or back chat was given to our “elders”.

The afternoon brought lots nostalgic memories flooding back from ‘The good old days’ from many of the audience, lots of stories, tales and memoirs were enthusiastically exchanged.

Members of the Lunch Bunch

Members of the Lunch Bunch

 

 

As you can see the afternoon was well supported by the carers and loved ones of the Murdishaw Community, which was organised by Doris and Martin who voluntarily run the group inviting guests and providing entertainment for all.

Thank you for making me feel so welcome, it was a pleasure to meet you all.

Patricia Matthews.

Keep up the good work, hope to see you again soon.

 

Book signing.

Book signing.

 Audience participation.

Audience participation.