Rotary Club Superjam

The Barnsley Rockley Rotary Club has held it’s 1st of twelve Superjam tea parties, the 1st held on the 25th November at the Holiday Inn, Barnsley.  The event which is held each month generates so much interest and has become extremely popular in the local area.  The club were in desperate need of funding to continue as more and more people were keen to join in the free event for seniors and applied for a grant.  The Bring Joy Foundation granted £5000 to the Barnsley Rockley Rotary Club so the popular event could continue its great work and bring joy to the local seniors around the local area.

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The highly successful Superjam parties was the brainchild of Kathy Markwick of Home Instead senior care and a member of Barnsley Rockley Rotary Club.

“It really is going from strength to strength and it shows there is a need for it,” she said.

“We’ve had a lady come along whose husband died 15 years ago, and she hasn’t been able to go out dancing since – she really enjoyed it.

“It helps to combat loneliness and social isolation.”

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Many of those that attended  commented ‘it’s a great opportunity to meet with friends and make new ones over a cup of tea and tasty scone’.  They all enjoyed a lovely day out and were treated to endless cups of tea and tasty scones with cream and jam thanks to the generous jam donation from local Superjam creater Fraser Doherty and scones donated by Wayne & Rebecca Padgett from Haywood & Padgett.  The tea party was entertained by vocalist Sue and even her Father joined in – they shared a number of the old classics which went down a treat.

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Many guests had a little dance too!