HOLMES Chapel Community Centre is to host a monthly lunch club following the success of the first lunch.

Everybody Leisure launched its first Lunch Club at the centre on Monday.

The aim of the session is to provide company, tackle loneliness and social isolation, and 16 people attended.

Following its success the clubs will run on the first Monday of the month, and offer a two-course lunch provided by Everybody Leisure’s Taste for Life café for £3, as well as unlimited tea and coffee.

Donna Williamson, Senior Health and Well-Being Manager at Everybody Leisure said: “For our first Lunch Club it could not have gone any better.

“What was really nice to see was everyone socialising together and introducing each other to new people. It was a great atmosphere, which is exactly what it is all about.”

A survey was carried out with residents, who suggested meal choices and activities they would like to see at the sessions.

The session is open to all over-55s, and runs from 12.30pm to 2pm.

Contact Holmes Chapel Community Centre to book your place, as places are limited, by calling 01477 689557 or visit everybody.org.uk to find out more.