A lunch club based in East Lancashire has received a donation towards its food supply.

Live Laugh Lunch, based in Whalley and run by Ribble Valley Crossroads Care, welcomes locals to Flavours Cookery School once a month for a two-course lunch with tea and coffee.

They have received a £200 donation from Barratt Homes to go towards replenishing their stock.

Lancashire Telegraph: People from across Whalley can enjoy a two-course lunch with tea and coffee togetherPeople from across Whalley can enjoy a two-course lunch with tea and coffee together (Image: Barratt Homes)

Ribble Valley Crossroads Care also provides domiciliary care to members of the community, and a number of other activity groups, including a pub lunch group and a weekly outdoor gathering at Whalley Abbey for people with dementia and their carers.

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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.

Flavours Cookery School is located near to Barratt Homes’ The Brooks development on Whalley Road in Barrow.

Lancashire Telegraph: Barratt Homes has donated £200 towards the club's food stockBarratt Homes has donated £200 towards the club's food stock (Image: Barratt Homes)

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 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 months and is open to people over 50.