You can’t beat fish and chips in the summer in a West Norfolk coastal village with tea and great company - unless they’re provided free of charge.
We were delighted to provide a free meal for a group of over-65s on Friday at a social event organised in Heacham.
Around 30 guests were welcomed to the village’s church hall at lunchtime when the group was provided with the traditional sea-side fare to enjoy while having a chat and making new friends.
We work a lot with older people in our community and they can easily feel isolated or unable to take part in social events for a variety of reasons, so we thought a community lunch would bring people together.
Among those who joined us was Mrs Joan Laws who said she had a lovely time talking to friends old and new.
She also said how much she looked forward to seeing someone arrive at her home each day and how helpful Extra Hands have been.
“I had quite a serious fall a few years ago and don’t get out so much any more but Extra Hands have been wonderful. I had a lovely time enjoying fish and chips and a chat,” she said.
Something as simple as a fish and chip lunch can mean that someone gets out of their home and chats with others for a couple of hours. It can make a lot of difference and we hope to hold similar events in the future.