Here at Come Eat Together we are celebrating the launch of a new lunch club.
The inaugural lunch at Tanfield Lea Community Centre, near Stanley was started on Wednesday (March 4) by Age UK County Durham development worker Stephanie Esteris working closely with the community centre volunteers.
Community Centre Secretary Joyce Lockey said: “The first lunch was a real success. We had 21 people attending with six meals delivered to the homes of those who were unable to come. The aim is to give those who are elderly the opportunity the chance to get a bit of company. We are going to arrange entertainment such as bingo and dominoes for future events.”
Joyce and her fellow volunteers are thrilled that the project is planning to put on a variety of courses at the community centre.
Lunch is provided by Sonya Curry of ‘Nanas Ladles’ in Sacriston.
The club will meet from 12.15pm to 2pm on Wednesdays every fortnight, with the next lunch arranged for March 18.
The next menu will include roast pork or beef and apple pie and custard. The price is £4.50 per person. Click here to see some photos from the event in the Northern Echo.
Anyone who is interested in joining the club should contact Alice Mearns on 01207 233 285 or Come Eat Together team on 0191 374 6564.