Merseyside homebuilder’s donation packs a lunch for community group

Merseyside charity, Formby Luncheon Club has received a donation of £500 from Barratt and David Wilson Homes as a contribution towards its resources and consumables provide for its members.

Having opened its doors in 1968, Formby Luncheon Club welcomes local residents over 60 to attend the club which provides companionship, a friendly atmosphere and a two-course lunch with tea and coffee for its members three days a week.

As noted by Shared Lives Plus, Liverpool and its surrounding communities are in need of greater support. Central Liverpool ranked number one of 32,844 neighbourhoods at risk of loneliness in England and, in both Merseyside and the North East, there appears to be a distinct lack of preventative services that offer low-level daily living support for older people.

Dorina Tambourini, Luncheon Administrator at Formby Luncheon Club, said, “We rely heavily on local support from volunteers, donations and fundraising. Formby Luncheon Club meets a need not provided by public authority and seeks to find the best solutions to gaining this support.

“Isolation and loneliness are so damaging to people’s health and wellbeing. Formby Luncheon Club is addressing that by helping to protect the mental health and wellbeing of our members.

“On behalf of the Club, I would like to say thank you to Barratt and David Wilson Homes. The donation will really make a difference to the people who rely on us on a weekly basis.”

Rhys Nicholson, Managing Director at Barratt Homes Manchester, said, “As a leading developer, donating to organisations and charities in the areas in which we build is vital, and Formby Luncheon Club is certainly deserving of the support.”

Philippa Stewart, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes North West, said, “The work that the charity carries 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 Formby and the wider Merseyside area can benefit from the companionship.”

To find out more about charity and the services it has to offer, visit the website at Formby Luncheon Club

Images: Members of Formby Luncheon Club following the donation from Barratt and David Wilson Homes

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