About Us

The Fresh Start club has been running since 2010; first in Chesterfield and then expanding in 2011 to Matlock.

Members come from a wide area including Chesterfield, Sheffield, Dronfield, Matlock, Darley Dale and the Bakewell area.

Membership is predominantly for unattached women and men and it's intention is to provide social activities for this group of adults.

A wide range of activities are held on a weekly basis; examples are badminton, bridge, chess, pub quizzes, pitch & putt, and bowling (indoor, crown green and ten-pin). In addition more ad-hoc events such as theatre visits, concerts, dances, cinema outings and parties are arranged throughout the year and generally have to be booked well in advance. We also arrange weekends away which are generally very popular and heavily oversubscribed. Last year these were at Whitby and Anglesey.

We will be aiming to give you a warm welcome when you first arrive. We've all done it ourselves and understand how intimidating it can be to walk into a room full of strangers and you are the odd one out. A useful tip is to get yourself booked on a lot of activities to start with. This will not only get you out more but you'll soon get to know names and feel you fit in.