Let’s do lunch - open invite to join in at new Kinghorn group

Members of Kinghorn Lunch Club on their first outing. They enjoyed refreshments at Morrisons in Kirkcaldy.
Members of Kinghorn Lunch Club on their first outing. They enjoyed refreshments at Morrisons in Kirkcaldy.

Members are being sought for a new club for elderly people which has been launched in Kinghorn.

Kinghorn Luncheon Club is a new group for people aged over 60 which meets every Friday afternoon in the local community centre.

The members enjoyed their first outing this week when they were taken to the cafe in the new Morrisons supermarket based at Inverteil, Kirkcaldy on Tuesday.

Elsie Tribe, chairman, told The Press: “We started the club in October and at the moment we have around 15-20 members, but we are looking for more people to join.

“The reason we started the luncheon club is because there is nothing in Kinghorn for older people.

‘‘We wanted to offer a group where they could go and hear different talks and take part in activities.

‘‘There are many older people who don’t have family and don’t see anyone so by having this club it gives them somewhere to go every week.”

Elsie contacted Morrisons to see if they could accommodate the group and the store staff were happy to oblige.

‘‘They have been great,” Elsie said.

“They set aside some space for us and we were able to have tea, coffee and cakes which was a nice treat for the members. Local businesses and people in Kinghorn have been very supportive too - we were given Christmas presents and we have also had raffle prizes donated. We just want to thank everyone for their help and support, it really is appreciated.”

As well as providing refreshments, staff at the store also gave each member of the luncheon club a gift of a free daffodil plant.

Andrew Fleming, duty manager at Morrisons, Kirkcaldy, said: “We were delighted to host the club.

‘‘Local campaigners are one of the reasons Morrisons were able to bring its fresh food offering to the town so we are always happy to welcome them into the store.”

To find out more contact Elsie on (01592) 890310.