THERE was no shortage of festive fun when members of the Memory Lane Club held their Christmas lunch at a Barrhead restaurant.

The club, which was formed less than two years ago, was celebrating its first festive lunch as a group.

The gathering took place at Snooks restaurant, with 22 members and carers in attendance.

And it was made possible through generous sponsorship from Beaverbooks of Silverburn, to the tune of £1,100.

Beaverbrooks supervisor Katy Speirs was guest of honour at the lunch and went along to hand over the cheque to the delighted members and office-bearers.

The cash will be put to a variety of uses, including buying laptops and games, as well as providing transport.

The cheque was accepted by club president Pamela Gordon and chairman Ronnie Whitelaw.

The Memory Lane Club, which is non-denominational, meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month in the St Andrew’s Church Hall, in Main Street, Barrhead, between 2pm and 4pm.

It provides a safe haven for those in early stages of dementia, with a wide range of activities provided – from arts and crafts to entertainment.

Mr Whitelaw told the Barrhead News: “We wish to thank all those who have supported our important community church outreach project.”

Margaret Pollock, the club’s secretary/treasurer, added: “It gives everyone the chance to build relationships with other people who have the same issues to deal with.

“They can socialise and reminisce. One of the highlights is the sing-song, which they all enjoy.”