Sutton on Sea Fossils are still going strong

Members of the Sutton on Sea Fossils Club and the widows of former members met up for a special lunch at the Bacchus Hotel.
Members of the Sutton on Sea Fossils Club and the widows of former members met up for a special lunch at the Bacchus Hotel.
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OLDER and wiser than when they first set up back in 2004, the Sutton on Sea Fossils club is still in rude health.

Originally set up as a fundraiser for local causes, this ladies’ and gentlemen’s club has a special place at the heart of the local community.

The group of friends has raised over £45,000 in the eight years since they were formed, as well as organising the annual Christmas tree, Christmas fayre and wishing well in Sutton on Sea.

Now their fundraising has unfortunately had to take a back seat, and the group have become more of a luncheon club.

President Michael Wellby, who set up the Fossils, describes the atmosphere as ‘friendly and congenial’ and is encouraging new people to join up.

Recently, new chairman Reg Cooke took over from the outgoing Jeff Smith.

The Fossils club meet on the last Wednesday of every month at 2pm at the Bacchus Hotel in Sutton High Street for lunch.

Anyone over the age of 40 can join and a small £10 joining fee for new members applies.

The Fossils are also involved with an upcoming street collection to raise money in support of the recently fire damaged Sutton on Sea Methodist Church, of which more details will be in the Leader shortly.

For further information contact the Sutton on Sea Fossils secretary Sheila Buckingham on 01507 443694.