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The Good Neighbour Scheme Lunch Clubs

The lunch clubs provide the most important single service in helping to combat loneliness People who have become isolated due to circumstances or illness are understandably rusty, or even wary and suspicious, of social interaction. What they require is a non-pressured environment in which they can get used to being with people again. A lunch club provides for many of our clients the perfect relaxed setting.

Mill Hill Lunch Club

Our Mill Hill Lunch Club is held on Tuesdays during school term-time, in The Wilberforce Centre, St Paul’s Church, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, from 12 noon. A 2 course hot meal, plus tea or coffee, is served in pleasant surroundings. The present cost is £4.00 (£5.00 from September 2019).  For those who have difficulty making their own way to the club, we have volunteer drivers available every week to help with transport. In addition, we also run a fortnightly minibus service. For those more mobile, the 240 bus from Mill Hill Broadway to The Ridgeway runs regularly. New members and volunteers are welcome.

Contact

If you would like to attend the club, please contact Liz Sykes, the Lunch Club Manager- telephone: 07483983217- in advance, so a meal can be ordered for you. If Liz is unavailable then contact the office on 020 8906 3340.

 

Burnt Oak Lunch Club

Our Burnt Oak Lunch Club meets in the hall of The Catholic Church of The Annunciation, Thirleby Road, Burnt Oak, on Thursdays during school term time, from 12 noon. A 2 course hot meal, plus tea or coffee is served in pleasant surroundings. The present cost is £5.00. Transport for those unable to make their own way is provided with a weekly minibus service. New members and volunteers are welcome.

Contact

If you would like to attend the club, please contact Liz Sykes, the Lunch Club Manager- telephone: 07483983217- in advance, so a meal can be ordered for you.If Liz is unavailable then contact the office on 020 8906 3340.

 

Retail Trust Lunch Club

Our third, and smallest, lunch club is held on Wednesdays at the Cottage Homes restaurant in Hammers Lane, Mill Hill. A variety of appetizing hot meals are available. Although the costs is slightly higher than our two established lunch clubs, it is still very reasonably priced. The 240 bus runs regularly from Mill Hill Broadway to Hammers Lane.

Contact

If you would like to attend the club, please contact the Good Neighbour Scheme office, tel. 0208 906 3340, in advance, so a meal can be ordered for you.

 

Our Lunch Clubs Coordinator

Liz talks about her background before joining the Good Neighbours as lunch club coordinator.

“I have been a parishioner of St Pauls Church for over 20 years and my boys were members of the crèche, then Sunday School and they were both Confirmed at the Church. As all good church goers I am on lots of rotas and I have served 2 terms on the PCC. My parents moved a lot when I was a child for my father’s job so the place I really consider home is Mill Hill as it is the longest I have ever lived anywhere in my life.

I was a Managing Director of a market research company for many years but I left that world in 2010 to focus on my family. My Dad moved to Mill Hill to be close to us after my mother died and he loved it. One of the high lights of his week was attending the Good Neighbour’s lunch club. It made him so happy and he made friends with some delightful people. It was the pleasure the club gave my Dad which inspired me to apply for the position. I want to make the members feel as happy and welcome as my dad did.”   Liz