Thanks to Wokingham volunteers, regulars at an over 60s Lunch Club got together with their community to enjoy companionship, festive fun and a heart-warming meal.
Held at Cornerstone Community Hall and staffed entirely by volunteers, over thirty locals enjoyed a traditional Christmas Lunch, gifts and seasonal music.
One of the volunteers is local businessman, Leigh Slocombe, who set up the Wokingham Promedica24 branch – Europe’s largest live-in care provider.
“When I set up Promedica24 I ended twenty plus years of commuting into London and decided that I could do something useful with at least some of the hours I no longer have to spend sat on the M4. Volunteering at the Lunch Club enables me to do just that, while also helping to reduce isolation and loneliness within the local community.”
Lunch Club organiser, Judi Arnold, added: “It was lovely to see so many of our regulars enjoying themselves. There is always a great atmosphere at the Lunch Club, where the company is as important as the food, but the Christmas Dinner was really special.”
The Lunch Club has been running since September and is held every Friday. New members are always welcome and the first club following Christmas will be on 12th January. For £3 guests can enjoy a two-course meal and excellent company.