COVID-19 update

As you have probably guessed, we have made the very difficult decision to stop our lunches for the foreseeable future. We are desperately hoping this will only be for a maximum of three months but only time will tell. We of course will reopen as soon as it is safe and recommended to do so.

During our closure, The Welbeloved Club is dedicated to doing absolutely everything we can to make sure all of our guests are safe, well and doing ok during this dreadful isolation. Tonight, under the guidance of New Apton Centre we joined a conference call with other organisations and charities operating in East Herts and the surrounding area who will be forming a partnership in the coming days and weeks to look after our elderly community. We have all individually had so many incredibly generous offers of help, and now is the time to utilise this in a safe and compliant way. Please ensure you are following Bishop’s Stortford Independent for further updates on this.

In the meantime, we have written to our guests with all the information they need to stay safe and stay connected. We’ll also be working closely with a local primary school to join up the children and older people through letters, drawings and happy messages.

There are many ways you can support us through this difficult time. Help spread the word of our work and what we are doing to help along with other organisations, donations (our outgoings will be reduced but we are using the usual funds to purchase stamps, paper, envelopes etc.), and just be kind. Please be mindful of those less fortunate and help wherever you can. It’s a very scary, strange time for everyone and we need to stick together.

If you need any information from us, please contact us at

Thanks all – be safe and stay inside!

P.S. – our Quiz Night is currently NOT cancelled – the event is not until the end of June so we are still going ahead unless told otherwise. There are still two tables left to reserve so please get in touch!