A LUNCH club has met for the last time in the church it has called home for more than a decade.

Willington lunch club, which met at the Methodist chapel in Lydia Street every Thursday since it began some 15 years ago but it is now moving to the new chapel, which has been built next door.

At one if its final lunches in the old venue, it was given a boost when Willington's county councillors Fraser Tinsley and Olwyn Gunn attended to present them with £500 for transport and running costs.

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The club’s meeting on Thursday, January 28 will be in its new home and organisers are hoping for an influx of new members.

Around 20 people regular attend the lunch, where they pay £4 for a three course meal served up the club’s loyal volunteers.

Organiser Freda Kay, who started the lunch club around 15 year ago, said: “We would like at least half a dozen more people coming to keep our numbers up. The people love coming but it would be nice to have a few more.

“It’s a place to make friendships and we try to fight isolation and depression and give everyone a nutritious meal. For people living on their own who don’t see anyone it can get lonely so this is a bit of company.”

Some transport is also provided for people unable to get there by themselves.

Lunch, which is cooked by Parkside School, is served from 12pm on Thursdays. The club’s will be meeting at the new methodist church in Wesley Street from January 28.