Tell us what you do
The purpose of the club is to get retired people to be active, have something to do and socialise. We play snooker on weekday afternoons and everyone has a good laugh. We also do occasional trips to the seaside for a nice day out.
What is your proudest achievement?
Getting people to enjoy themselves is always good to see. It’s important that retired people have something to do and a place where they can go to have fun. Seeing one of our members with osteoarthritis start to play snooker again after he thought he couldn’t anymore was lovely.
What is your experience of support received from SCVO (if relevant)?
We have not had any experience with SCVO before.
What is the most valuable lesson you have learnt about working with people in Sandwell?
People sometimes need a bit of encouragement to get out of the house. The club exists so that retired folk have somewhere to go and everyone is very friendly.
What are your plans for the future and some of the challenges you face?
We just want to keep the club going. If we can help people and give them an enjoyable afternoon then that makes it all worthwhile. We recovered the tables ourselves by watching an instructional DVD so that saves money as obviously you have to keep costs down. If we don’t save money like that then the club would fold.
How can SCVO help to support your organisation in the future?
By advertising the club so that we get more members. All retired men are welcome!
For more information please ring the Wesley Centre for All on 0121 5560420 and ask for Les Green.