Bourne Gateway & Leisure Club

Pop Music Classics

of the

60s 70s 80s& 90s

Every Monday with

DJ Skippy

Tuck Shop, Raffle & Friends

in a Safe Environment

The Masonic Centre, Roman Bank, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
PE10 9LQ.

Proud to be assosciated with BOURNE ROUND TABLE.


In association with Bourne Abbey School PTFA

Manning Road School Sports Field

Saturday 2nd November 2019

We hope you had a good time at the 2019 Bourne Beer & Music Festival.

Roll on 2020

Bourne Beer & Music Festival Website
Bourne Round Table Facebook Page

Welcome To Our Club

We host popular social evenings with occasional day trips and dining. Our aim is to provide social experience for the special needs and learning disabilities community. Our members span a diverse age range and ability as well differing social and cultural backgrounds.

Many of our members attend our events by themselves whilst others are escorted by carers or support workers. Our club members also enjoy seasonal meals and day trips plus those little things in life that create a smile such as Easter Eggs and visits from Santa.

Tea or coffee, soft drinks, sweets and crisps are available at our tuck shop and our friendly volunteers are always on hand to assist. DJ Skippy will be glad to take your musical requests and maybe you will win a cool prize in our weekly raffle. Good fun is guaranteed.

About Us

Bourne Gateway Club was founded in 1983 at St Peter's Hospital for People With Disabilities who were resident there on a permanent basis. When the hospital closed residents were encouraged to live within the community, negotiations took place between Social Services and Lincolnshire County Council. Charitable status and an affiliation with Mencap were soon arranged and all local people with disabilities had an opportunity to join our newly formed club.

Lincolnshire County Council oversaw the project including the training of staff in Health & Safety and administrative standards. Lesley Patrick was appointed Leader-In-Charge and she has filled this role since 1995 with a team of dedicated and hard working volunteers at her side.

A Youth Centre in Queens Road was the chosen venue and we very quickly gained a higher membership. Eventually a move took place which saw us occupying the Abbey Church Hall on South Street and the club became a great success with people coming to enjoy themselves from Stamford, Sleaford and even further afield. A vast increase in both members and non-members meant that we were soon on the move again. In September 2015 we relocated to the Masonic Centre on Roman Bank, a spacious and well kept hall designed for audiences and with it's own kitchen and bar.

The club Management Committee meets four times each year, and according to our constitution, three Gateway Club members are a part of the committee as representatives for the other members. Their insight into how the club is perceived as a visitor rather than a staff member has been invaluable.

A varied calendar of events offers forty-six sessions per year. These include our weekly disco where we supply a coffee bar with sweets and cold drinks also available, a raffle every week with some great prizes, live singers and festive themeing at relevant times of the year. We also bring in our own catering staff for ocassions which involve a meal, all food is prepared and cooked on site. In addition, particularly in the summer months, we host a day trip to the seaside and visits to other places of interest.

Our club aims to advance the personal development of members through greater leisure and social opportunities helping them to achieve a better quality of life. We endeavour to meet our aims through involvement in the local community. People aged 18 or over and with any type of disability are welcome to join, there is no admission price for carers and support workers.

The Len Pick Trust kindly gave financial assistance to the Gateway Club for two and a half years for which we are forever grateful but, we are also proud to have become a self-sustaining entity and we are looking forward to the future. We would also like to send a very special Thank You to The Bourne Round Table and to the Bourne Freemasons Lodges for their fantastic ongoing support.

Volunteer For Us

We are always looking for additional staff to assist with our weekly disco and social club in Bourne, Lincolnshire. Anybody aged 16+ is welcome to enquire and we have lots to offer you. For teenagers and school leavers we have been a great way to earn a work reference for the time you may be thinking about your first job applications and we can help those who are a part of the Duke Of Edinurgh Award Scheme.

As an additional bonus, we have also found that social care organisations in our area are very willing to talk to young people about employment following their experience with our club. You do not have to be a teenager in order to volunteer with us, our staff span a huge age range.

The work we undertake is not extensive. Each of our club members have specfic requirements relating to their care but the vast majority attend the club with their own care staff. It is our job to ensure a safe environment and happy atmosphere. There is some physical work which includes the setting up of tables and chairs.

We will train you week by week to have the confidence and knowledge to run the club via the Gateway Academy, a short course that will see you operate sections of the club in order to earn your Gateway t-shirt. This will include running the kitchen (which is only used for tea and coffee), running the tuck shop, organising and running our weekly raffle for which all prizes are supplied and setting up and packing away the tables and chairs. Once you have reached this stage successfully your shirt is earned and just one task remains for your graduation from the Gateway Academy. Your one remaining task will be to check people in on arrival and collect their subs money.

As a volunteer you will be entitled to accompany us on day trips and for our seasonal meals such as Christmas Dinner. These events are free of charge. There are other more personal rewards to be gained too. For example, the inherrent good feeling and satisfaction gained from giving a little bit of yourself to the Bourne community. All of our vounteers have noticed how great it feels to be adding something very valuable.

If you are interested or if you have any questions please do contact us using the email form or via social media. All of those details are below. We are very happy for you to pay us a visit in order to get a better view of what our club is all about. We have a lot of fun and, without exaggeration, it's the liveliest dance floor in town.

Supported By



We are officially monitored by Mencap who have always been of constant support and guidance with much encouragement.



Bourne Round Table

The Round Table in Bourne have provided our Volunteer t-shirts and made other kind gestures for a very long time.



Lodge of Aveland

Bourne Freemasons regularly donate to us and other local charities as well as funding coaches for our day trips.



Lulu's Flower

Wedding Bouquets or giving sympathies. Lulu has 25 years experience and can also create your table decorations.



David Snape

David hosts the Bourne & Beyond Radio Show. Local chatter with great music and a new episode available each Friday.



Nicky Downs

Nicky is a great singer and often graces our stage. She is much loved by our members and she works extremely hard.



Saint Entertainment

The boys at Saint Entertainment are always popular and very quick to assist with DJ's and singers as well as equipment.



Going Forward

A social group for people with physical and/or learning disabilities. Including fun weekly meetings and an annual music festival.


Sep 2019

Monday 9th

DJ Skippy's New Term Disco

Monday 16th

DJ Skippy's Dance Night

Monday 23rd

Dancing and Musical Instruments

Monday 30th

Rock & Roll and Jive Night

Oct 2019

Monday 7th

Dress up and party

Monday 14th

DJ Skippy's Dance Night

Monday 21st

Oranage & Brown Autumn Disco

Monday 28th

Red & Black Halloween Disco

Nov 2019

Monday 4th

Warm Up Party - Show us your moves

Monday 11th

Wear a Poppy. Wear Red.

Monday 18th

Motown & Musical Instruments

Monday 25th

Woolly Hat Competition & Disco

Dec 2019

Monday 2nd

Annual Christmas Dinner

Monday 9th

Festive Disco & visit from Santa

Monday 16th


Monday 23rd



Membership to the Bourne Gateway & Leisure Club is just £10 per year with £2.00 admission paid at each meeting. Membership also includes day trips to the seaside and other places as well as your seasonal meals and gifts, for example - at Christmas.


Non-Members are always welcome at our social evenings. The weekly admission is £3.00 and special events such as day trips and meals carry a small fee. Contact us any time to arrange a visit, we will put the kettle on and show you around.