A ‘vital’ lunch club that has been serving up food and friendship to Brimington pensioners since the mid-80s has been pulled back from the brink thanks to a grant from Derbyshire County Council.
The community was saddened to hear that the lunch club, which had been running at Brimington Community Centre for more than 30 years, was closing its doors in September due to a lack of funding.
But Brimington Parish Council swooped in to rescue the project using a Derbyshire Count Council Action Grant.
The lunch club will now be open to all ages and will see catering students from Chesterfield College hopping on board as for work experience placements.
The club runs on Tuesdays from 12pm. A two-course meal with tea and coffee costs £4.