Housebuilder whips up support for Whalley lunch club by making generous donation
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Barratt Homes has offered £200 for food and resources for Live Laugh Lunch run monthly by Ribble Valley Crossroads Care at Flavours Cookery School. The club offers people a delicious two-course lunch with tea and coffee.
Ribble Valley Crossroads Care also provides home care to people, plus other activity groups, including a pub lunch group and a weekly outdoor gathering at Whalley Abbey for people with dementia and their carers.
Kate Fulwell, who coordinates Crossroads’ activities, said: “We started our lunch groups after the pandemic to try and provide a safe and comfortable meeting place to those who had been isolated, and help them return to life in the community. It’s been lovely to see new friendships and connections being made over good food.”Claire Jarvis, Managing Director at Barratt Homes North West, said: “As a leading developer, donating to organisations and charities in the areas in which we build is vital, and this Whalley lunch club is certainly deserving of the support.“The work that both the lunch club and Ribble Valley Crossroads Care carry out is of extreme importance, and we are more than happy to make a donation towards its consumables and resources so that the people of Whalley and the wider Lancashire area can benefit from the companionship.”Live Laugh Lunch meets on the last Friday of every month and is open to people over 50. To find out more, call 01200 422104 or visit https://www.crossroadscareribblevalley.co.uk/