‘Would you believe our luck?’ – Stevenage day centre regulars treated to Christmas lunch by Knebworth Golf Club

Staff and members of the Douglas Drive Day Centre at Knebworth Golf Club for their Christmas lunch.

Staff and members of the Douglas Drive Day Centre at Knebworth Golf Club for their Christmas lunch. - Credit: Archant

Service users from a day centre in Stevenage were treated to a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings thanks to the generosity of Knebworth Golf Club.

Staff at Douglas Drive Day Centre – which provides activities and group meetings for elderly people facing social isolation – were thrilled when the golf club offered to pay for and host the event.

Centre manager Rose Griffin said: “Out of the blue they rang me and said they would pay for it all. Would you believe our luck? The clients were delighted – it was a lovely gesture.

“We would like to say a really big thank you to Caroline, Emma and all the staff from the golf club.”

In total 59 people from the centre – made up of clients, volunteers and staff – attended the three-course meal, complete with musical entertainment.

Knebworth Golf Club secretary Caroline Debnam said: “We were delighted to be able to host this lunch for the day centre, it is a wonderful day to work, we all gain so much out of seeing people who are less fortunate than others to have fun and enjoy a Christmas lunch.

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