Back in 1990, Church Stretton residents Margaret Harmer (pictured, left) and Betty Lewis (right) founded the Lunch Club, a place for local people to meet, chat and enjoy a delicious hot meal. Fast-forward 30 years and the Lunch Club is still going strong - and Margaret and Betty are still part of the volunteer team that makes this possible!
Now held at our Ley Gardens Independent Living Centre, the Lunch Club is organised by the ever-dedicated Betty Lewis (pictured on the right).
"This event is so much more than just somewhere to get a hot meal," Margaret explained. "The Lunch Club encourages new friendships and helps to combat isolation, which can be a real issue in our rural communities."
Michelle Hodnett, Independent Living Co-ordinator at Ley Gardens said: "We couldn't be more proud of Margaret and Betty and their incredible 30 years of dedication and hard work."
Lunch Club is held at Ley Gardens, Church Stretton every Thursday, Attendees can arrive anytime from 10:30am for coffee and a chat, before lunch is served at 12:30pm.
Would you like to attend Lunch Club? Or maybe you could volunteer a couple of hours of your time each week? Please contact Michelle Hodnett, Independent Living Centre Co-ordinator by calling 01694 722328.