Club News: Elm Park Coffee Club

PUBLISHED: 12:00 06 June 2015

Members of the Elm Park Coffee Club

Members of the Elm Park Coffee Club


A friendly community club which has been running for just over a year is still going strong.

Sheila Fry, Sue Shaw, Diane Di Blasio and Iris Brady at the Elm Park Coffee ClubSheila Fry, Sue Shaw, Diane Di Blasio and Iris Brady at the Elm Park Coffee Club

The Elm Park Coffee Club meets every Friday morning in the Elm Park Assembly Hall Annexe, in Eyhurst Avenue, Elm Park, welcoming people of all ages.

Volunteer Judy Gough said: “We are a small, friendly group. Our founder Sheila Fry wanted Elm Park to have a regular coffee morning where everyone is welcome to drop in for a drink and chat.

“Most of us are senior citizens, but not all of us – our youngest visitor was two years old and he preferred Ribena to coffee!”

The club generally has speakers once a month.

Previous visitors have included Havering Council chefs, who led a Love Food, Hate Waste workshop, staff from Elm Park Florists and a police officer.

Members previously took part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event in September last year.

They sold knitted items and cakes, held games and provided refreshments.

Judy said: “So many cakes and muffins were brought in that we didn’t know where to put them!”

The group raised £340 in total from the event.

Judy added: “Many of our members are also members of other clubs and tell us about their events.

“Although we don’t organise outings, some of our members get together for days out or to go for a meal.

“If you would like to give us a try, please do come along one Friday morning. You will be very welcome.”

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