Grant means hot grub’s still up at club

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A LUNCH club is still cooking thanks to a council grant.

Members of the WRVS lunch club, held every Thursday at Rowlands Castle Parish Hall, can still tuck in to a hot meal every week after their cooker was serviced using a grant from East Hampshire District Council.

Mary Williams, who manages the group, said the £260 grant came at a vital time.

She said: ‘We got the cooker serviced during December.

‘If we hadn’t then our members would have had no Christmas dinner and that would have been a shame.’

She said the 25 members get more than just a hearty meal from the visit and added: ‘The people who come here use it as a way of keeping in touch with each other, of having a good chat and a bit of companionship for a few hours.

‘Important news and information members need to be aware of is also given out.’

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