Club hopes to build stronger community

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

A NEW club which aims to build a stronger sense of community is to be launched in Bruff next week.

A NEW club which aims to build a stronger sense of community is to be launched in Bruff next week.

The Deise Community Club which comes under the auspices of Bruff Social Services will offer residents of all ages the opportunity to get together and take part in a number of workshops on a monthly basis.

“What we had previously was the Not So Young Club but we felt that people felt they nearly had to be on a zimmer frame before they could attend,” said Marie Kirby, treasurer of the Social Services Committee.

The monthly get-togethers will undergo a complete revamp and will incorporate workshops with guest speakers, music and entertainment in comfortable surroundings.

The usual hospitality of light supper and home-baking can also be enjoyed.

“We felt it needed a shake-up so we are going to have workshops - a different workshop each month. We will have flower arranging, a talk from the citizens advice, yoga or whatever people want. We still want to have the people who attended all along - we look forward to meeting our regular members but wish to extend a warm welcome to all to attend,” Marie added.

The launch will take place next Tuesday in the Bandroom in the town at 8pm

“Members of the group Cairde Ceoil will entertain on the night. A great night is guaranteed,” said Marie.

This night will be hosted by Bruff Social Services but, as in the past, other clubs and societies in the area will host future parties.

“We have new people coming into the area involved in different organisations and it’s no harm to get to meet them in a comfortable setting,” added Marie who has been with the Social Services Committee for nearly 20 years.