A popular social club for adults with learning disabilities and difficulties will be celebrating its 30th anniversary later this month.
The Monday Club was first formed in 1988 when the parents of children with learning difficulties set up a meeting with social workers to discuss what they could do to enhance their quality of life and encourage them to become more involved in the community.
The club meets on a Monday evening at the Community Centre offering its members activities including table tennis, snooker, colouring in, model making and board games. The club also runs a variety of themed evenings such as Disco nights, Film nights, sports and craft nights. Young volunteers from Parmiter’s School in Garston help.
On June 25, the club is holding a celebration night to thank its volunteers and supporters past and present.
Debbie Holt is the current chairman of the club and said it would not be able to function without the help of the community.
She explained: “It is because of the support and generosity of local organisations such as the Abbots Langley Tough Ten and Parmiters School who provide us with amazing volunteers, local businesses and local individuals that allows us to continue to provide a fun filled social club for adults with learning disabilities.
“I enjoy every moment of it and get a lot of satisfaction from seeing people can do a lot of different things.”
The Monday Club is hoping to commemorate the year with some extra activities and outings. So far, members have been bowling, had a visit from Primrose Heath Puppets and enjoyed a well-earned pamper evening. The club is hoping to take members to see a musical in the autumn.
We are now looking forward to the autumn when we have hopefully raised enough funds to take our members to the theatre to see a musical.
For more information on the club, go to www.themondayclub.org.uk or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.