The Light Blue Clubhouse received some sprucing up thanks to a unified effort by members. Around a dozen light blues volunteered their time to tidy up their soon-to-be clubhouse in the basement at Urmston Masonic Hall.
“We wanted to come together as a group and take pride in our space,” said light blue Adam Walker. “Our club members share a special bond, and this clean-up day was a way for us to strengthen that bond while taking care of our home base.”
The volunteers, including senior brethren, spent time scrubbing floors, dusting, hanging pictures, organising storage, skipped rubbish and took on all kinds of tasks.
As well as working in the clubhouse, members carpeted the new Light Blues Library and assisted senior brethren in tidying up the attic space.
“We worked hard but we made sure we had fun,” Adam Walker continued: “It was a great demonstration of teamwork and community spirit.”
It is hoped that the Light Blues Club will be a fixture in the community for many years to come. The clubhouse will be a base where light blues will pass through its doors and enjoy the benefits from the work that has begun now. While the space has been well-used and well looked after as a storage space, it is definitely due for some extra care and an upgrade into a workable clubhouse.
Club members hope the clean-up will kick-start a new era for the space. In addition to cleaning, there are plans to plaster and repaint walls, add furnishings and make other improvements over the coming months.
“Our clubhouse should reflect the vitality and spirit of our members,” Adam said. “This clean-up is just the first step in breathing new life into this space. I’d like to thank all those light blues and also those senior brethren who turned up and got stuck in to preparing our new clubhouse.”