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Pendeen Lunch Club sits down to 1000th meal

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: December 19, 2013

By Josh Barrie

Pendeen Lunch Club dished up its 1000th meal last week

Pendeen Lunch Club dished up its 1000th meal last week

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A LUNCH group celebrated its 1,000th meal last week after it first dished up food more than 20 years ago.

Pendeen Lunch Club, pictured, has been running since 1990, cooking up fresh plates and home-made puddings for anyone who fancies a social sit-down meal in the parish.

Held at the village's chapel hall and run each week entirely by volunteers, last Thursday's event was the 1,000th anniversary – and organisers charged just £2, the cost in 1990.

Paulene Beckham, who currently organises the lunches, said it was a lovely day.

"Everybody really enjoys it and last week it was great," she said.

"It's a way of bringing people together – it's for people who are lonely or people who have lost their partners. But everybody is welcome, we have young and old people come along."

Mrs Beckham said nearly 50 people went to the lunch, which featured a festive menu complete with turkey, Christmas pudding and mince pies.

She added the group, which has four cooks and other helpers, will continue to run for as long as it can.

Lunches are normally £3.50 and are made using local, fresh produce, said Mrs Beckham.

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