STAFF from a community lunch club have been presented with an award at a star-studded red carpet ceremony.

Age UK County Durham’s Come Eat Together scheme, which is based in Stanley, accepted their National Lottery Award after it won top health project.

They will be seen receiving the prize by millions of viewers at 10.45pm tomorrow (Friday September 19) on the National Lottery Stars 2014 programme.

The project team travelled to London for the event at the world-famous Pinewood Studios, home of James Bond, Star Wars and Superman.

They partied with stars including Pixie Lott, Jade Jagger and Scott Mills, during the ceremony hosted by John Barrowman.

A short film featuring a visit from MasterChef star John Torode, who surprised Come Eat Together with news that they had won their National Lottery Award, will also be shown on the programme.

Harriet Gibbon, chief executive of Age UK County Durham, said: “We’re very grateful to everyone who voted for us.

“To know that this award has been decided by the public and that so many people voted for us makes winning this award particularly special.

“Malnutrition, loneliness and social isolation are major public health issues facing many older people.

“Taking part in the National Lottery Awards and winning this award is helping us to raise the profile of these important issues and the need to address them.”