Olivia’s blog – Munch and crunch with the club that does lunch

What better way to catch up with friends, meet new people, and enjoy a delicious meal than at the rustic Stokesley Town Hall? The Lunch Club, hosted by Stokesley and District Community Care Association, is held here every Thursday, and each week, the list is almost over-flowing with people wanting to attend.

It’s not hard to see why the spaces are in such high demand, with the variety of food changing each week. The Lunch Club provides its visitors with a lovely meal, consisting of a main course, followed by a dessert, and finishing with a cup of tea or coffee. The food for the main course is delivered fresh on the day, and it’s different every week, with dishes ranging from things such as corned beef pie or quiche lorraine, to lasagne or casserole, so you’re never short of variety. The desserts are also different every week, and made by one of the volunteers helping on the day. A lot of the clients enjoy the pavlova, one of the volunteers’ specialities, but some of the other desserts that have been on offer include things like chocolate and pear sponge, sticky toffee pudding, and apple crumble. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

The club is held in the Jack Brunton room, which is a very large, spacious room, with the ability to hold up to 75 people. The fully equipped kitchen where the food is prepared is attached to the bottom of the room, so it’s perfect for speedy serving if any of the clients are feeling particularly peckish. The tables are arranged so that you can sit in a fairly large group, perhaps with friends that you arranged to meet at the club, or with new faces that you can introduce yourself to. Either way, you’re guaranteed a great chat whilst you devour your dinner.

The Lunch Club is held each Thursday from 12 noon in Stokesley Town Hall. There is a mini bus provided by the Community Care Association that delivers clients to the chairaerobics class prior to the Lunch Club, so this is ideal for people looking to get a bit of exercise before they eat. There is a small fee for this service, so to get any more information, or to book your slot, give the CCA’s office a call on 01642 710085.