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CLUB PAYS TRIBUTE TO A „WONDERFUL LADY‟


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ohn Fisher, the founder of an Abbots Langley based group which helps people with learning


difficulties, has spoken of his sadness at the death of one of its founding members. The Monday Club was set up 24 years ago and


Gladys Priestley, then 70 years old, was one of the first people to volunteer to be a helper. Mr Fisher paid tribute to Gladys, who died in


December. He said: ―Gladys was a really lovely lady and loved working with people who had learning difficulties, one of her first tasks was to make a wool rug with the words ―The Monday Club‖ on it. ―It took nearly two years to make this rug,


getting many of our members involved in it. Gladys was more than happy to be a helper and really loved being involved with the club and put a lot of effort into making our members enjoy their evenings on a Monday night. She was one of the nicest people you could ever meet.‖ On her 90th birthday Gladys‘s family asked for


people not to buy presents but instead to donate money to the club. A total of £380 was raised and the money was put towards a new table tennis


Gladys Priestley was one of the first people to volunteer to help at The Monday Club.


table. People who attended her funeral were asked to


donate money to the club rather than buy flowers. This raised £250, which will be spent on providing services and events for the club‘s members Mr Fisher added: ―Everyone at the Monday Club will miss her very much.‖


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