“The best thing about this lunch is being waited on by soldiers”, said Lola is one of our Haven Lunch Club members and goes to the club every Friday.
Communicare and The Haven at St Mark’s church in Shirley, Southampton work in partnership to hold the club for those on their own.
Jen Pike is the head organiser and held a wonderful Christmas lunch for them and invited Communicare staff to go along. They had soldiers from a local regiment volunteer in their kitchen to help serve the food; guests really enjoyed their enthusiasm and good humour. The Haven volunteers provided music and carols and made the whole occasion festive.
Communicare staff had a great time spending time with clients; a rare occasion when they had the privilege of time to participate socially to find out more about those who go to the lunch club and listen and spend time with them – One of the gifts that Christmas brings!