OUT AND ABOUT LUNCH CLUB – Do Something Different

The Do Something Different Club was set up to enable virtually housebound people with a lack of mobility, and who find public transport difficult, to have an outing once a month to meet new friends old and new.

We aim to put isolated people in touch with each other so they can talk even if it’s on the phone until it’s time to meet the next month. Our aim is to help people feel that they are not so alone and have a bit of fun, something many sadly lack.

The most popular outing seems to be going out for a meal. We have ridden on Heritage Railways – Sadie even had a go at driving a train on one occasion. We go for Pub meals and teas.

We go to Sudbury Prison once a year for meals cooked by the prisoners – who incidentally make us very welcome. The Warders are scarier than they are! We aim to pick up people from their own homes and for transport rely on a small and loyal number of car drivers.

We have to charge a nominal “Taxi fare” to cover the cost of petrol for the drivers and each person has to pay for their own food and drink – since this is a once a month outing we don’t feel this is too expensive.

Contact us on 01629 583512 or speak to Chris on 01629 583512. Or email us on oapclubsmatlock@gmail.com

Also meeting on the third Tuesday of every month, at the Imperial Rooms in the afternoons, is the Matlock Social Club for the Disabled – contact as above.