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Lunch club celebrates its 1000th meal and charges price of 1990

By CMJoshBarrie  |  Posted: December 17, 2013


Celebrating a special 1000th lunch

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A LUNCH group celebrated its 1000th meal last week after it first dished up food over 20 years ago.

Pendeen Lunch Club has been running since 1990, cooking up fresh plates and homemade puddings for anyone who fancies a social sit-down meal in the parish.

Held at the village’s chapel hall and run each week entirely by volunteers, last Thursday’s event was the 1000th anniversary - and organisers charged just £2, the cost in 1990.

Paulene Beckham, who currently organises the lunches, said it was a lovely day.

“Everybody really enjoys it and last week it was great,” she said.

“It’s a way of bringing people together - it’s for people who are lonely or people have lost their partners. But everybody is welcome, we have young and old people come along.”

Mrs Beckham said nearly 50 people went to last week’s lunch, which featured a festive menu complete with turkey, Christmas pudding and mince pies - as well as a tea or coffee.

She added the group, which has four cooks and other helpers, will continue to run for as long as it can. Lunches are normally £3.50 and are made using local, fresh produce, said Mrs Beckham.

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