The Luncheon club was recently re-launched at Felbridge to which some 20 residents attended.
The meal provided was a full chicken roast with all the trimmings, followed by pudding. This cost £5.
The volunteers who did the cooking and presentation were all local people. Because the club had effectively folded, there were no funds available, so the volunteers paid for all the food up front. In addition they provided all their own cooking utensils.
The meal was a great success and comments from those sitting around the table reflected that fact. The volunteers were given a hearty round of applause, which was richly deserved.
Ken Harwood commented, “I think it is very important that we keep this sort of function going in our community for lots of reasons. It is a known fact that loneliness is a key factor associated with ill health. To enable people to come to such a function and to enjoy not only excellent food but also the company of others is vital.
The success of the project depends upon two things really. People need to attend and get friends/neighbours to join them. The project needs volunteers to help with the cooking and serving on the meal” Ros White is the person to contact if you feel like volunteering 01342 321373
The next lunch will be on 15th May -- all welcome but please let Ros White know in advance if you wish to attend on 01342 321373