Bamford 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.
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 100 Club is one of the main sources of our funding and starts again in March 2017. 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)
Sunday, 24th December - 'CAROLS on the GREEN' ' with the Castleton Silver Band - Hot chocolate and mince pies served - 7.00pm on Bamford Village Green - Everyone Welcome