THE Sunshine Club, based in Johnston, has celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Tuesday, November 5th, marked fifty years since the Club started and four of its founding members were present at a special dinner, held at the Windsor Hotel.

It was started by Mrs Chapman and Mrs Garrett and over the years has provided support to a number of senior citizens across the village.

There are currently 30 members who attend the club which meets every fortnight for a meal and games of bingo or to hear from a guest speaker.

They also organise bus trips in the summer and at Easter and Christmas they deliver household parcels for those who are house bound in the Johnston area.

The Club was also recognised in February of this year at the Pride of Pembrokeshire awards for the excellent work that they do.

Founder members present were Barbara Mills, Joyce Davies, Gay Robinson, Jean Bridges while a fifth member, Phyllis James, was unable to attend on Tuesday.

Johnston Community Councillor Neil James said: “The Sunshine Club provides a valuable service to the pensioners of Johnston.

“The Community Council is proud to support what they do and gives a substantial donation every year.”

Over their fifty years, the club has also met in the Silverdale and at the Johnston Institute.

Any member of the community who would like to attend can do so at any time.

The Sunshine Club would like to thank all those who have so willingly supported the club and added to its success over the years.