First birthday of our Derwentside College Lunch Club

We had a wonderful day celebrating the first birthday of our Derwentside College Come Eat Together lunch club.

Angelo the Restaurant Manager who looks after us told us he loves being the centre of attention among our happy members. We can see what he means!

This lunch club is one of four monthly lunch clubs that take place in FE colleges in County Durham. They all offer a two course meal with good company and after lunch activities to enjoy. Meals are prepared and served by the Catering and Hospitality students providing a wonderful opportunity for young and old to interact.

This intergenerational nature of the session gives older people in the area the opportunity to mix with young people who are learning important skills. Members tell us it is the perfect opportunity for those who live alone or need a break from caring to enjoy good food in good company.

Jean is 65 and has been attending for the past year. She said, “It’s a very pleasant afternoon out of the house with lovely students and staff. The meal is brilliant and I’ll be coming each month as long as I’m fit enough to come”.

New College Durham on 1st Tuesday of the month costs £4.70

Derwentside College on 2nd Wednesday of the month costs £6.00

Bishop Auckland College on last Thursday of the month costs £6.50

East Durham Lunch Club on 2nd Thursday of the month costs £5.95

Here is a short film about our college lunch clubs

For more information about our lunch clubs and other Come Eat Together activities please contact us on 0191 374 6577 or

About age uk county durham

Age UK County Durham is a small independent charity based in North East England. Our mission is to promote the well-being of all older people and to help make life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.
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