Members and volunteers from Otterbourne Hill’s social club were delighted that Eastleigh Deputy Mayor, Cllr Nick Couldrey, could re-open Brendoncare’s community Hub.

He said: “It’s important we have spaces for the community to meet.”

Club members, Peter Fuller and his wife Betty (pictured), said: “It’s a social thing for the community. We live just up the road and we’ve been coming ever since it’s been open. We have no transport, and although we’ve got a nice bungalow and big garden we’re a bit trapped. We’re reliant on my daughter to take us out. People here can get companionship and make new friends. We come to the coffee mornings, quiz mornings… We meet lots of nice people. It’s sociable.”

Volunteer, Val Down, commented: “I’m very pleased to be back. It’s just such an asset for the community.”

Vilma Patrizio, club manager, said: “We are all looking forward to welcoming new faces, forging friendships in the community both at club member and at a professional level. We have a variety of clubs planned with laughter and fun on the agenda. We work hard to cut the tie of isolation and simply bring people together.” 

To join, email clubs@brendoncare.org.uk