The Group has been in existence for over 60 years,
starting off as St Matthew's Young Wives. The name was
changed in the mid-Seventies as members got older and
didn't want to give up their get-togethers.
Meetings are on Monday afternoons from 2.00pm till 4.00pm
in the Parish Centre, on the second and fourth Mondays of the
month, and begin with announcements, followed by a guest
speaker who entertains for approximately one hour. Speakers
are usually local people who have an interesting hobby or
talent they wish to share or even a personal story to tell.
Each year a local charity is nominated and some of the meetings are dedicated to
fundraising. These take the form of Quiz nights, an
American Supper and Beetle Drive, and in the Autumn a
Sausage and Mash evening with Bingo. There is also a
Christmas Auction which significantly boosts the
fundraising efforts. This evening is great fun and
includes mulled wine and mince pies.
In addition to the meetings at the Centre the committee
organizes a Christmas meal at a local restaurant and a
Summer outing. A committee runs the group and organizes
events and the AGM is held in September. Meetings are
very informal and friendly and new members are always
welcomed so please come and join in. There is no
membership fee, just £2.00 on the night to cover costs
and this includes a raffle ticket and refreshments.