St John members visit Lewis School Pengam

Some of our young volunteers who are taking part in the Caring Connections project have been visiting Lewis School Pengam in Bargoed.  The school runs an over 50’s lunch club on a Wednesday where anyone from the local community can have lunch at the school.  The programme has been hugely successful.  It’s a chance for the older people to meet once a week and play some scrabble and bingo.  It’s also an opportunity for the younger students at the school to have contact with some of the older residents in the community.

Ernie Crick

We spoke with Ernie Crick who is a regular at the lunch club.  He is also the bingo caller there.  He had a wealth of knowledge and we were very grateful for this time.  We’ll be uploading his story in a few days.