Old Folks Fund, as it was originally called, was started on the 28th December 1945. The founder members
were Rosie Edmond, Jessie Hickinson, Mr & Mrs Charlie King and Frank Poynton and with help from May Edwards, they organised
events for the older folk in the village. The Fund changed its name to Bamford Senior
Citizens in April 2002, but we are still trying to do the same activities. We still have an annual
outing and Christmas Dinner each year. We also arrange the annual 'Carols on the Green' where we supply
mincepies and warm punch. Fund raising is on going. Our biggest fundraiser is the '100
Club', but we also raise money through various events during the year. We always appreciate donations
from individuals and organisations and these are always put to good use. 2012 saw us revert to our original
name Bamford Old Folks Fund due to popular demand.
News from the home front
The Christmas dinner which was held at Lafarge was
again enjoyed by everyone.
The annual ‘Carols on the Green' on Christmas Eve was well attended. People
came from far and wide including Barnsley, London and even New York. Although takings were slightly down on last year
we still raised over £300. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
Our thanks also go to Mrs Margaret Jenner
who raised over £500 for her ‘cold water swim' on New Year's Day. She was intending to swim in the
outdoor pool at Hathersage but after that event was cancelled due to technical difficulties, she instead completed her swim
Our 100 Club is one of the main sources of our funding and starts again in March. Anyone over 18
years can join and it only costs £25 for the year. There are three draws a month from March to December with extra
draws at Christmas. Prizes are £20, £15 and £10. Please help keep the Old Folks Club running
- you can join any time between now and the end of March. Just contact Barry Leedham (651737) or Andrew Thorp (651613)
The 100 Club numbers are: