SINGLE FUN: Barbara Jeffery, of Evans Head, is keen to get a group of over-50s singles together.
SINGLE FUN: Barbara Jeffery, of Evans Head, is keen to get a group of over-50s singles together. Samantha Elley

Get out and enjoy life again

IT WAS after many years of happy marriage and one fatal accident that Barbara Jeffery suddenly found herself single.

It's been more than four years since Richmond Valley councillor, loving husband and father Ray Jeffery was killed in a head-on collision on the Evans Head-Woodburn Rd.

While dealing with her grief, Mrs Jeffery managed to keep herself busy in the community.

That included winning the by-election to fill the council position her husband's death left - for a term.

"I am also on many committees, but now I want something more in my life," she said.

For that reason Mrs Jeffery is starting up a mixed 50s-and-over singles social club.

"The main role is to get people out and enjoy life again," she said.

"It's so a group of us can go to concerts, dances, movies and music.

"I am missing all of that, so it can't just be me."

One of the most difficult issues Mrs Jeffery discovered when she found herself single was that she had no network of single friends.

"I had a lot of married friends, but who wants to be a third wheel?" she said.

"I'm thinking as a group we can go to events or even have weekends away."

The first meeting will be held at the Evans Head Recreation Hall at 5.30pm on Tuesday, March 5. Call Barbara on 66825237 or 0402829305 or email kamballa1@hotmail.com.



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