Fun and Food for Pensioners in North Warwickshire

Elderly people in North Warwickshire are set to benefit from a new project being set up in Atherstone.

The Volunteer Centre North Warwickshire has been awarded a thousand pounds to run a luncheon club for older people who would like to get together on a regular basis, taste new dishes and support a local community project.

The money has come from Surviving Winter Fund awarded through the Heart of England Community Foundation.

The centre will run the club from the White Hart Tea Room – a volunteer run project they manage at their base at the bottom of Long Street in the town.

Starting next Wednesday 9th April, the lunch club will run every week from 12 – 2pm. People will be able to get a special dinner deal with a drink for just £2.00. The White Hart Tea Room specials include pasta bake, jacket potato with vegetable curry and a variety of quiches.

Centre Manager Martin Horner says “We are really happy to have secured the money for the club. Our volunteer cooks and servers work hard to provide good fresh food… we just want people to come and eat and enjoy it.”

Every month there will be a guest speaker or a themed session to keep people entertained while they enjoy their food.

Server Nicola Wait says “We want more people to use the tea room, we like to be busy and the more people that come and sample our food the better. I really enjoy volunteering in the tea room, I have met some lovely people and it has boosted my skills”

If you are elderly and would like someone serving your lunch for you, you can join the club by popping along on your own or with your friends next Wednesday.

The White Hart Tea Room is open to everybody Monday – Friday 10 – 2pm. You can find out more by going to www.whiteharttearoom.org.uk. More information about volunteering can be found at www.vcnw.org.uk.