The future of Dunmow Friendship Club

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Friendship Club hasn’t been able to meet since March 2020, and under the new “Rule of 6” regulations, socialising as we used to is not possible.

The trustees have today written to all current members regarding the future of the club.   The letter includes a ballot paper which you should complete and return to Sarah Eley, Chair of Trustees, no later than 30th September 2020.

There are various options open to us, and these are set out in the letter.

Please make sure you cast your vote and return the completed ballot to Sarah in good time, to make sure your wishes are known.

In addition to the ballot, we are seeking nominations for a new Chair of Trustees.   If any existing member would like to stand for election, they can add their name to the  ballot paper in the space provided.

Sarah will continue with the charity, but will be taking over the role of Treasurer and Secretary from Richard, who has decided to stand down after almost three years of serving on the committee.    We would like to take this opportunity to thank Richard for all he has done to support the club in this time, and wish him well for the future.

November Club Night

Join us at the Rowena Davey Centre, Chequers Lane, Dunmow from 6.30 p.m. on Thursday 7th November 2019 for our next club night!

Entertainment this month from Andy King who will be providing live music for a relaxed time.    All the usual club activities too – Tea & Coffee Bar, Raffle and Prize Bingo.   Plus this month sees the return of the tea raffle!

Guest entrance on the door is £3 per person, or it’s just £16 to join for the year.   Incredible value for a great night out in Dunmow.

This month only – members can bring a friend for free!    

Come and find out what we are about, with a view to becoming a member.

Hope you can join us.   See you then!


Charity AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Dunmow Flitch Friendship Club charity was held on Thursday 3rd October 2019.   At the meeting members voted to:

  • Appoint Sarah Eley as Chairperson for the next twelve months
  • Re-appoint Sue Osborne as Deputy Chairperson for the next twelve months
  • Appoint Richard Corby as Treasurer/Secretary for the next twelve months

A special resolution was passed removing the age restriction on club membership, so that joining is now open to all Uttlesford residents.   This move was taken with the aim of increasing participation and creating a more inclusive group.

Prices for activities were also reviewed and reduced fees will be introduced for the Bingo games and Raffles from November 2019.

We thank everyone who has supported the club over the past year and look forward to welcoming new friends in the year ahead.

The Trustees – Sarah, Sue and Richard

Ann’s Funeral

The funeral of Ann Rolph will take place on Thursday 1st August 2019 at 1.30 p.m.

Three Counties Crematorium

Halstead Road




Family flowers only by request.

Donations to Pancreatic Cancer UK.


The family have requested that attendees don’t feel obliged to wear black – they would like this to be a bright occasion celebrating Ann’s life.

Remembering Ann Rolph

It is with great sadness that we advise members that our dear friend Ann Rolph has sadly died after a short illness.


Ann was a popular and active member of the friendship club, and I was very grateful for all the support that Ann gave to me personally coming into the group as a committee member, but also efforts she put into keeping things moving along over the last year.

Ann will be very sadly missed.

Our thoughts are with her loved ones as this difficult time.



July Club Night 04/07/2019

Tonight is our Summer Buffet!

The evening starts at normal time – 6.30 p.m. – when the buffet will be available for those members and guests who have booked.    We’re offering a selection of light bites, fruit and snacks with a summery feel.    We really hope you enjoy the evening!

Bingo will follow the buffet and we’ll also have our raffle towards the end of the evening.    We’re hoping to have a caller for some dancing too!

Please note:   there is no club night in July as we take our summer break.    We’ll be back on Thursday 5th September.

Have a wonderful summer!


April Club Night 04/04/2019

Our April club night will be on Thursday 4th April 2019 starting at 6.30 p.m.

This evening we give a warm welcome to returning entertainer Susie M.

Venue: Rowena Davey Day Centre, Chequers Lane, Dunmow.

Time: 6.30 p.m. to 9.15 p.m.

Admission by valid membership or guests £3 on the door

  • Tea Bar and Chat  6.30 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
  • Bingo – 7.00 p.m.
  • Susie M – 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.
  • Raffle 8.30 p.m.
  • Susie M – 8.45 p.m. – 9.15 p.m.

We hope you can join us.

March Club Night 07/03/2019

Our March club night will be on Thursday 7th March 2019 starting at 6.30 p.m.

Tonight will be our  Fish and Chip Supper, with entertainment provided by David Brierley.

Venue: Rowena Davey Day Centre, Chequers Lane, Dunmow.

Time: 6.30p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Admission by valid membership or guests £3 on the door

All meals must be paid for in advance – so please make sure to bring your £5 on February club night.

We hope you can join us.

February Club Night 07/02/2019

Our February club night will be on Thursday 7th February 2019 starting at 6.30 p.m. We will have the usual tea bar, raffle and bingo and are delighted to welcome entertainer Mac Butcher back to the club.

Venue: Rowena Davey Day Centre, Chequers Lane, Dunmow.

Time: 6.30p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Admission by valid membership or guests £3 on the door

If you want to have the fish supper in March, please remember to bring your £5 along on 7th February, as all meals must be paid for in advance.

We hope you can join us.