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‘We know it’s important the community looks out for each other and beat social isolation’

Brighter Futures is inviting the community of Meir to join them for a free takeaway community lunch at Meir’s Broadway Methodist Church on Friday 15th October.

The event will bring local people together and raise awareness of social isolation. A number of local services will be available to offer advice, guidance, and support in the community.

People will be welcome from noon with food available to take home. Proceedings will last until 2:00pm.

Brighter Futures twice hosted a community meal in 2019, the second of which celebrated their 45th anniversary in November. Both were attended by more than 150 people.

Sharon Fone, Manager of the Brighter Futures Clubhouse Network, says: “Brighter Futures work with people from a diverse range of backgrounds. The pandemic hit people hard, and we want to give people the opportunity to reconnect with their community a bit.

“Social isolation is a big thing and it’s important we look out for each other and beat it together. There are also so many amazing organisations, locally, that are there for people. They’ll be with us supporting the event and reaching out to people that might need them.

“Our last two community meals were well attended, and we thank people for that. Hopefully, we’ll get more of the same.”

The funding for the meal was awarded to Brighter Futures by the National Lottery as part of their 25th-anniversary celebrations in 2020.

The Broadway Methodist Church can be found at Pickford Place, Meir, ST3 7DX.

For more information on Brighter Futures – visit www.brighter-futures.org.uk.

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