Millwey community lunch proves a hit for all ages

A recent community lunch organised by East Devon District Council’s Landlord Services team at the request of the charity HALFF (Health and Local Food for Families proved a tremendous success with 25 young people from Millwey, Axminster, their families and sheltered tenants, who sat down to eat together after a morning of arts, crafts and cooking.

The event, which was held at Millwey community centre on Tuesday 30 May, aimed to bring different ages of the community together and East Devon Community Development Worker, Victoria Robinson, who was responsible for co-ordinating the lunch, said: “We are all very pleased with the number who came and both organisers and guests asked for the event to be repeated as it was such a hit with everyone who attended.”

East Devon Mobile Support Officer Lucinda Cliff encouraged sheltered tenants to get involved and invited Anna Aroussi of the Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton to run a Blooming Marvellous workshop. Youngsters also made bunting with the help of Community Development worker Deirdre Ryan.

HALFF undertook a fun and informative cookery session with the youngsters who then served lunch to the guests and everyone sat down to eat together.