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Members of an over 55s club are entertained by a singer-songwriter at their latest meeting

The club, run by South Kirklees Royal Voluntary Service, was joined by Jeff Lawson

Members at the social club at Huddersfield Town Hall

Members of a social club enjoyed the musical stylings of a singer-songwriter at their latest gathering.

Jeff Lawson entertained members of the Over-55s Club run by South Kirklees Royal Voluntary Service.

Mr Lawson, from Linthwaite, played the guitar and sang songs from wartime and the 1950s and 60s.

The group meets in Huddersfield Town Hall every Tuesday between 12.30pm and 3pm.

Activities vary on a four-week rotation and can include a quiz, games such as carpet bowls, activities including move-more-often chair exercises and then entertainment.

Everyone can get involved in all the activities or just come for a natter.

Participants also play bingo every week and have a raffle with a least four prizes. Entry costs £2 and includes hot drinks and refreshments.

The Royal Voluntary Service is based at Paddock Village Hall.

The local service aims to help older people maintain their independence and stay involved in the local community.

It runs the Good Neighbours befriending scheme, where a volunteer can go into an isolated person’s house once a week to keep them company.

The service also offers other schemes including the Home from Hospital where volunteers help a patient who has just come out of hospital for up to 12 weeks.


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