Bowl of soupCAMEO LUNCH

Come and Meet Each Other


Cornerstone was packed on Wednesday 17 July 2019 with the team of volunteers who have been involved with Cameo over the past 20 years. They were receiving appreciation for whatever contribution made – preparing soup and desserts, serving meals, transporting members and all the planning which goes on in the background. This time they were the ones being treated to homemade cakes and scones and there was a wonderful atmosphere. 
In expressing thanks, Judith Johns, a member of the initial planning group, paid particular tribute to Joyce Pitts whose idea it was to set up a lunch for older people living alone, following the demise of Meals on Wheels, and has been the lead person ever since.
Whilst it is retirement time for the current organisers there is discussion about the possibility of starting up something similar with new people at the helm. Watch this space!  

This is a village initiative held on the second Wednesday of each month when our members meet together for lunch.  We invite anyone who lives on their own and would enjoy having a meal in company to think about joining us.  If you are already a member you may know a friend or neighbour who might like to come along; please ask them.  Most of us respond more easily when invited by someone we know.  We have 36 regular members and others who are invited on a month to month basis.

The lunch is held in room 2 at Menston Methodist Church.  The cost is £3.  Lunches are homemade food made by volunteers, 3 choices of soup, 3 choices of puddings, biscuits, finishing with tea or coffee and chocolates.

We like to keep adding to our list of volunteers who help on an occasional basis with making soup, puddings or biscuits.  You may like to come along and help on the day.  We also need drivers to bring some of our members who otherwise wouldn’t be able to come.  Volunteers can offer to help in one or more ways.  We don’t have rotas and if you are asked to help and are unable to on that occasion just say so and we will ask you another month.

Please get in touch and we will be happy to give you any further information.

Joyce Pitts 01943 874697
Charmian Thomas 01943 873865
Jane Pratt 01943 876945






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