We would like to share our happy news that Claremont First Step Community Centre is fully open again. It’s been a long eighteen months and I must admit on closing the doors in March 2020 I had no idea our closure would last so long……I thought two weeks would see us over the worst and we would be back in operation again, how wrong could I be! After the first lockdown although it was not safe to open to our members we kept in touch with them throughout delivering afternoon teas to their doors, sending postcards with a 24/7 contact number for us, and of course regular phone calls to check in on them.
Unfortunately we did not come through the pandemic unscathed losing some of our members to COVID and other problems.
We are now ready to move forward and have welcomed our members back with open arms, we are so glad to see them and they are delighted to try and get back to normal life coming out and meeting old and new friends. At the moment we have two clubs: our social day on a Tuesday and our famous Luncheon club on a Friday.
The Tuesday club is all day from 9.30 am till 3.00pm. The day starts off with a hearty breakfast and a substantial three course lunch. Members can indulge in a cheeky game of bingo, quizzes, crafts ect. with lots of goodies and snacks on the tables.
Our Friday Luncheon club is well known for good food and a friendly atmosphere and is served by our very loyal volunteers. Of course with Xmas coming up we are preparing for our Annual Xmas Party a must on the social calendar and also a day out at the Grand Theatre Panto with a meal at a local restaurant.
Our first party this year was Halloween with members carving pumpkins and dressing up, so different from last year when we were in lockdown again before Xmas.
We are very anxious to welcome new members to our clubs and want to make next year one of the busiest in our 22 years of being open. We realise that it may be difficult for some people to come out of their houses after so long inside but once you have taken the plunge it will get easier every week. We have done everything here at the Centre to make it COVID safe and our members who have come back are all happy and contented about being out. New members mean new friends to make, new ideas for our clubs, and trips out with everyone putting forward places of interest to visit.
Our contact details are the same number 01253 299306, Claremont First Step Community Centre Dickson Road Blackpool FY1 2AP or email [email protected]
Please give us a ring for more information.