Proud moment shared at lunch club

August 2012

Guests at St Mary's Lunch Club in Newton Aycliffe recently had an up-close-and-personal opportunity to find out exactly what it was like to be an Olympic torch bearer during this year's games.

Volunteer John McGuckin shared his proudest moment at the lunch club when he brought along his Olympic uniform and the torch he carried through the streets of Shildon as part of the 2012 Olympic torch relay.

Everyone snapped up the opportunity to hold the torch and experience a little slice of history.

St Mary's Lunch Club is held every Thursday between 11am and 2pm at St Mary's Church in Burn Lane, Newton Aycliffe and costs just £3 per person. If you or someone you know would like to come along, or, if you would like to know more about volunteering at the lunch club, please ring 01325 313611.