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New Lunch Club For Portland's Elderly

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12:05am 21st October 2012

Getting out and having lunch with other people might not seem like a big deal to you - but to isolated older residents on Portland - it's a life line.

25 people turned up for the Island's newest Lunch club, where they could have free food and a good chat.

The scheme which also offers free transport is being paid for by the big lottery fund.

Attendee, Mrs Glenys Williams said, "What a fabulous event. The food and services were first class and being picked up and dropped off by ICA made it possible for me to attend. It is this type of activity that makes all the difference to me. I will definitely be signing up for the next one."

Chair of ICA, Kim Wilcocks says, "The Portland Friendly Food Clubs provides a great opportunity for the Island's more vulnerable residents to benefit from a nutritious meal, socialise and find out more about the services ICA and others provides for Portland's older community. We are incredibly grateful to Dorset POPP, Synergy Housing and the Big Lottery Fund for their financial support."

The PFFC, delivered by ICA volunteers, takes a unique approach to training its core delivery team. Tony Gibbons, of the Training & Learning Company explains, "Through a range of food based and business training, we ensure volunteers are equipped with all the skills necessary to not only prepare the lunches, but also manage the Club as a self funding social enterprise."

Contact ICA on: 01305 823789 for more information about dates, costs and transport.

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