WITH restrictions gradually easing, volunteers at a community centre sent a kind message of hope to its group members.

Volunteers at Leyburn Arts and Community Centre planned a little surprise aimed at cheering-up its supporters. After spending time baking, they went out and delivered a small Easter gift to approximately 25 of their regular Tuesday Club members, telling them it won't be long before the regular sessions resume.

The Easter baskets all contained homemade items: a sausage roll, a cheese scone, fairy cake and mini chocolate Easter egg. The gifts were well-received by the grateful recipients who were all very pleased with the surprise and the contents.

Meeting-up on the afternoon of the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, the club provides friendship, entertainment and social activities for everyone who comes along. Transport can be provided to The Old School House in Leyburn to spend a pleasant afternoon socialising and taking part in the activities and after a light meal guests are taken home by 5pm, all for just £5.

Jeanie Bishop a volunteer at the centre, said: “We hope to start the Tuesday Club as soon as is allowed and are open to taking on new members too.

“The lunch club will restart soon too as part of the community restart programme.”

To find out more about either venture or to book a place and transport, call 01969 624510.