61st Spring Luncheon (2017)

On Friday 24th March, The 39 Club held the 61st Annual Spring Lunch at the Royal Overseas League in St James’ Central London. The event was very well attended and packed with 117 people from the British clothing trade. 

The event raised more than £1200 for the Chairman Simon Lovell’s chosen charity  - the Air Ambulance service.  Very appropriate considering the events on Westminster Bridge that week, in fact the event started with a minutes silence to honour those who lost their lives and who were affected by the tragic attack.  The mood was very upbeat afterwards and led to a historic and hilarious address by the well respected Rugby commentator Andrew Titheridge, a large thank you goes out to Andrew for entertaining us in his own uproarious jovial style for another year

Photo:Victoria Jackson 

Season’s Greetings

Sending Season’s Greetings and wishing you

a Happy New Year!


A big thank you for your support this year J


With best wishes from


and everyone at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice


To be, or not to be....

To be or not to be...yes The 39 Club celebrated its 60th anniversary in style at the very historic Stratford-Upon-Avon at the end of September, in a year which was also the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s passing.  Guests of the members enjoyed a 5 course banquet, music and dancing until the early hours of the Sunday morning in elegant surroundings at the renowned Stratford Q Hotel, in this most beautiful scenic part of England.  By day the members, their partners, family and guests enjoyed exploring this fascinating Tudor showcase of what life was like when Shakespeare was alive. 

The Chairman Andrew Tompsett wholeheartedly thanks every person for their support in attending this very successful club function.

Noah's Ark Childrens Hospice

Today the current Chairman of The 39 Club Andrew Tompsett and Hon Treasurer Brian Winterbourne had the profound pleasure to hand over a cheque for £1,500 to Noah's Ark Children's Hospice.

The money has been collected over the year at events the club has held such as the annual Spring Lunch as well as at the monthly meetings. 

Noah's Ark is a specialist charity that assists families with children who have terminal cancer. This is a wonderful cause and was inspired by the short life of a special little boy called Zac Naji whose image is included within the picture with his mother Jo and sister Hannah.

It is a wonderful thing that a band of menswear operatives can get together and still make a small difference by collecting for the Chairman's nominated charity whilst discussing the trade and enjoying meeting up monthly.