Contribution to the Older Generation
WINNER: Wednesday Lunchbox
This group has been providing lunches for older people in Pellon for more than 20 years. “It’s more than just a nutritious meal; it’s a chance to get together and socialise.
The Wednesday lunchbox operate a lunch club on the last Wednesday of every month from the Christ Church, Church Lane Pellon, Halifax.
This group help to tackle loneliness and isolation amongst older people by providing a nutritional meal for 30 people from the Pellon area are taken to and from the lunch club by volunteer car drivers.
At Christmas time up to 60 people attend the lunch club where entertainment is also organised and lunches are prepared and cooked in the church by 6 hardworking volunteers
The lunch club has been around and operated for over 20 years and it is an essential group in the Pellon area in that it provides an important social opportunity for isolated and lonely older people to come together and enjoy other peoples company.