Thurso Community Development Trust to launch monthly lunch club for seniors

TCDT representatives with community members at a previous outdoor event.

Thurso Community Development Trust has all the ingredients in place for its first Seniors Lunch Club, scheduled for Tuesday June 28.

The trust is known to deliver meals each month in the city and surrounding areas, and now it will start hosting a monthly lunch club for seniors on the same day.

Taking place on the last Tuesday of the month, it will not seek to replace the delivery service, the idea is to offer the possibility of a lunch for seniors alongside their peers.

Bookings to attend can be made by telephone on 01847 867310 or email

Food coordinator Sara-Jane Hardy said: “After two years of restrictions, social isolation was at an all-time high among Thurso’s elderly population. Although we could help a little, through our deliveries, we felt there was a real chance to try to break this isolation with our Seniors Lunch Club.

The venue is Millbank Road Rugby Club, from midday until around 2.30pm on the 28th, with food cooked in the Thurso Youth Club kitchen.

The first event will feature Caithness FM’s Robin Young performing boxie alongside a group of Highland dancers.

The event, like the delivery service, will be free to those who attend, although if anyone feels able to donate, the trust will gratefully accept.

Trust Chairman Helen Allan said: “We loved being able to offer our monthly lunch deliveries, but with the added capacity we saw a real chance to make this an even bigger event. We hope the people we cooked for every month will be interested in coming.

The initiative, carried out as part of the Thurso Eats project, was funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

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