Puzzling new club launches in Banbury

Puzzle Club has 250 jigsaws to chose from
Puzzle Club has 250 jigsaws to chose from

St Hugh’s church unveils its newest club dedicated to lovers of the jigsaw puzzle.

The ‘Piece Together’ club was launched on Tuesday, September 27 and will allow dissectologists (a person who enjoys jigsaw puzzle assembly) from across the area to borrow jigsaws to complete in their own time in the comforts of their own homes.

Sue Riches, who founded the club, said “The idea arose over the last few months. I realised that doing jigsaw puzzles was an activity that appeals to all ages and abilities, from my 92-year-old mother to the grandchildren.

“It’s a very mindful activity. I love it.”

So far the club has over 250 jigsaws in its puzzle library which have all been donated by 30 kind hearted people.

Sue said: “We have been given an amazing range of puzzles from 50 pieces to 3000, something for everyone to borrow.”

The launch last week proved a huge success and plans to widen the clubs availability are already being considered.

Sue said: “We had nearly 40 people come to the launch. We’re not sure how the club will develop. We would like to serve the community by delivering puzzles to people who are ill, housebound or elderly.”

Meeting every fourth Tuesday of the month the club charges a nominal annual fee of just £2 which enables members to borrow a puzzle per month.

The next meeting at the Ruskin Road church will be on Tuesday, October 25 between 2pm and 4pm.

Sue said: “The next Tuesday (meeting) is in half-term week, so maybe some families will come along too.”

For more information on the club call Sue Riches on 01295 270371.