left to right (attached): 11 year-old Safa Ahmed from Chorlton Church of England Primary School joins Winifred Richards and Margaret Bell for lunch at the St Clements Community Lunch Project.
Manchester Trailblazers Rotary Club used laughter to help bring schoolchildren and pensioners closer together in south Manchester.
For the last 18 months the St Clements Community Lunch Project in Chorlton has provided hot and cold meals to elderly and infirm pensioners in the area. The local Church of England primary school supplies the meals to St Clements parish church, where the monthly lunches are hosted, while their schoolchildren help serve the food and clear up afterwards.
Its a project close to the heart of Dave Perkin the owner of Manchesters Frog and Bucket comedy club who went to that same school and was baptised at St Clements. So he donated complimentary comedy night tickets for Manchester Trailblazers Rotary Club to sell and raise money for the project.
The £250 windfall is now being spent on new dementia-friendly cutlery and crockery.
Its a great project that brings together children and pensioners spanning eight decades, says the Rev. Daniel Valentine curate at St Clements and president elect of the Trailblazers.
Our Rotary club is really happy to have been involved and the partnership isnt ending there. The venue has offered to donate future tickets to help us raise more money for deserving causes in and around Manchester as well as overseas.
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