Lunch Clubs

Providing regular social contact in local setting

The Lunch Club project tackles social isolation and loneliness among our ageing population, especially in rural areas where there are few local services and poor public transport links. It’s aimed at the over 65s and especially those who may have been missing out on regular social contact.

The Lunch Clubs are community-led and are run by a volunteer co-ordinator with support from Community Impact Bucks. The support is provided by Lew Headley our VCSE and Community Development Officer and includes:

  • Establishing the level of need within communities 
  • Recruiting local volunteers 
  • Developing new Lunch Clubs 
  • Securing local venues, affordable lunch packages, publicity 
  • Liaising with Parish Councils and local organisations 
  • Supporting set-up and launch and provide ongoing support 

The Lunch Clubs operate on simple premise – a monthly lunch at the village pub which is attended by a regular cohort of local residents (65+ years old) and coordinated by a volunteer.

Where are the Lunch Clubs?

The Lunch Clubs are currently operating in multiple locations throughout Buckinghamshire. If you would like further details, please get in touch with Lew Headley on 01844617229 and at info@communityimpactbucks.org.uk: 

  • Bourne End – Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End, SL8 5SX
    2nd Friday every month from 12.30pm
  • Caribbean Lunch Club – The Multi Cultural Centre, 39 Fleet Street, Aylesbury HP20 2PA
    Every Tuesday from 12.30pm
  • Chesham – The Griffins, Bellingdon Road, Chesham, HP5 2NN
    2nd Wednesday every month from 12.30pm
  • Gawcott – The Crown, Hillesden Road, Gawcott, MK18 4JF
    2nd Tuesday every month from 12.30pm – 2.00pm
  • Haddenham – The Kings Head, 52 High Street, Haddenham HP17 8ET
    Every Friday from 12.00 noon – 2.00pm
  • Hughenden Street Association Hughenden Valley – The Harrow, Warrendene Road, HP14 4LX
    1st Wednesday every month from 12.30pm
  • Iver – 2 High Street, Iver, SL0 9NG
    1st Tuesday every month from 12.30pm
  • Lane End – Grouse & Ale, High Street, Lane End, HP14 3JF
    1st Monday every month from 12.30pm
  • Little Chalfont – The Kokum, 68 Elizabeth Avenue, Little Chalfont HP6 6QJ
    4th Sunday every month from 12.30pm
  • Ludgershall – The Bull & Butcher, The Green, Ludgershall, HP19 8NZ
    4th  Wednesday every month from 12,30pm
  • Hughenden Street Association Little Kingshill – The Full Moon, Hare Lane, Little Kingshill, HP16 0EE
    4th Wednesday every month from 12.30pm
  • Hughenden Street Association Naphill – The Spindle & Thread, Bellfield Road, High Wycombe. HP13 5HP
    3rd Wednesday every month from 12.30pm
  • Princes Risborough – The Black Horse, Main Road, Princes Risborough, HP27 0QU
    1st Tuesday every month from 12.30pm
  • Quainton – The George and Dragon, 32 The Green, Quainton, HP22 4HR
    3rd Thursday every month from 12.30pm
  • Watermead – The Watermead Inn, Lakeside, Watermead, HP19 0FX
    2nd Wednesday every month from 12.30pm
  • Weston Turville – Chandos Arms, Weston Turville, HP22 5RR
    1st and 3rd Wednesday every month from 12.30pm

Want to get involved?

Do get in touch if you are interested in becoming involved – either with an existing Lunch Club, if want to explore setting up a lunch club in your community, or know a venue that could host a Pub Lunch Club. Contact Lew via info@communityimpactbucks.org.uk or 01844617229.

Can you help?

In 2024 we will be relaunching several Lunch Clubs across the county and will be looking for volunteer coordinators. Could you help? The role involves just 2-3 hours per month and would help so many in the local community. To find out more about the role, please contact Lew on info@communityimpactbucks.org.uk or 01844 617229.

Funded by

Rothschild Foundation
Heart of Bucks
National Community Lottery Fund
Acre
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