May 8 2009 By Sarika Sharma
SEASONED survivors known for gambling with their lives are still fighting fit.
Reuniting two years after the club first started, members of The Last Supper last week discovered they are all still going strong, meaning the bets are still on to see who dies first.
The group got together on May 6 to enjoy a drink at The Crown in Station Road, Hayes where they regularly meet up.
The Gazette was the first to report the story when in May 2007 and it also then received national coverage.
The Last Supper began in reaction to the smoking ban as members said it broke their circle of friends up. The members of the club are all aged between 50 and 80 and used to attend the The Crown every Monday.
Mick Hearn, the spokesperson of the club, said: "Since the smoking ban the old boys don't come out now they just tend to stay in.
"So we decided to have this reunion to see who has died and who hasn't.
"The club started because we often joked about it, I used to say I will probably live longer and then a friend will say I bet you don't and I'll say well you won't get your bet then will you?"
He expained the club also created a personalised calendar in December 2007 with a different member posing virtually nude for each month. Each man is also holding a card to cover his privates with a score out of 10 saying how likely the club think he is to die.
Mick added: "We just did it for a laugh really, luckily we're all still alive. But it was also a humorous way for us to have a reason to meet up. The smoking ban has really changed things for us, we don't think it should be up to the Government to say whether you can smoke or not that should be up to the landlord."