A new committee is relaunching Weaste and Seedley Social Club with a busy programme of events – and a warm welcome for anyone worried about rising energy bills.

The volunteer-led committee’s goal is to make the club a real community asset starting with providing a refuge from the cold for local people.

Sandra Quinn, new committee member and a regular in the club, said: “Everyone feels welcome, people have said they can see changes in cleanliness as well as the family-orientated nature.”

During the cost of living crisis, the club has also been a safe, warm and welcoming space for many locals in Weaste.

She said: “We get a lot of the older pensioners from round here coming in because they’ve said it’s so friendly and they feel safe.

“A place like this can be a lifeline. They can save on their heating bills because of the cold weather.”

Club members. Photo provided by Weaste and Seedley Social Club

Since taking over, the seven new committee members have organised charity events, including a Macmillan coffee morning, which raised more than £250.

The committee is also planning its own fundraising to keep the club running and pay for a new roof.

Ian Carberry, new committee member, has been attending the social club for several years and is eager to give it a new lease of life.

He said: “We want to make it more of a community space rather than just a social club. We’d like to have some mental health groups.

“Before we took over, there weren’t many events. I’ve been coming for years and now we do at least one a month.

“We are very family orientated. When we first took over we had a big barbecue and a jumble sale which raised some money.”

Next year, the club is going to be part of Langworthy Live.

Ian explained: “It’s a big thing for us. We’ve never done it before.

“For the day we’ll get six acts for free. It’s all different singers. We’re going to make it a festival vibe in here.”

The committee has started a Facebook page taking bookings for events including birthdays and christenings.

50th Birthday at Weaste and Seedley Social Club. Image provided by Weaste and Seedley Social Club

A club membership is £12 for the year but non-members are also welcome.

The club asks for a donation of £1 on the first drink purchased by non-members.

Ian added: “A pint is £3.50, and if you’re just paying an additional pound you’re still laughing.”

Club member Jordan Battye said: “I moved from Leeds four years ago, and the club has really made me feel part of the community and at home in Salford.”

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