Brill village residents enjoy Bisto Together Lunch
The Bisto Together campaign is now in full swing and we were delighted to see a fantastic event held in the village of Brill earlier this month. Brill Lunch Club takes place on the second Friday of every month and for the November event they decided to give it a Bisto theme and enjoy all the resources available in our toolkit.
Brill Lunch Club is open to anyone who is retired and who lives in Brill or the surrounding villages, an area known as the Bernwode Benefice. Its purpose is to encourage friendship and support amongst the members and to allow people to get to know others. The club welcomes new faces and it's been running for as long as anyone can remember. Caroline, who co-cordinates the club, took the project on over 20 years ago and does an amazing job with the team.
The whole event is run by volunteers, mainly from the village, and often including young mums who sign up as their children start school. Each year, a rota is established for who will be head cook each month. Children from Brill Primary School also help, with children from Year 6 playing host and serving at one of the lunches. It's a great club, not only for the dining guests, but also for the volunteers.
For the Bisto Together lunch the main course was cooked by Louise Wagstaffee who made a beef and roast vegetable casserole in red wine and Bisto, served with mash and cabbage. For dessert, the guests enjoyed a traditional treacle sponge with Ambrosia custard. You can check out some of the pictures from the event by following #BistoTogether on Twitter.