Lunch Club

Lunch Club with a side of poetry

A small, enjoyable monthly Lunch Club was held at Hornsey Vale on March 2. The centre welcomed guest Alice Martin from mental health nonprofit MIND in Haringey. Alice led a short session as a sample of the group’s new Read and Connect Shared Reading Group, based at MIND on Stapleton …

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Christmas Santa hat decoration on decorated table before lunch. Christmas tree and gifts for guests in the background.

Christmas Day at Hornsey Vale

Hornsey Vale Community Centre was proud to host a delicious 2021 Christmas Day dinner in collaboration with volunteer chef and local resident Alfie Bown. The lunch was designed by Alfie to support those without Christmas Day plans and in need of extra support over the holidays. Alfie is a media …

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Celebrating our volunteers

June brings Volunteers’ Week. Here, Jackie Sablich interviews Danni, a valued member of the Hornsey Vale team during lockdown. As a child growing up in Norfolk, Danni Haylett was a regular attendee at the extracurricular drama clubs at her local community centre. She appreciated the role they played as a …

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Lunch club’s on the move

Our monthly lunch club is legendary for its warm inclusiveness and great food. We miss it enormously.

As a small gesture towards the elders in our community, we have taken lunch club on the road and increased the service. Once a week, we safely deliver a delicious main course (that can be heated up and enjoyed at any time) to 25 households in Hornsey, Stroud Green and Crouch End, mainly people living alone or shielding.

We’re grateful to Hornsey Parochial Charities for a grant of £2000 to help support the costs and to our wonderful volunteers who incorporate doorstep deliveries into their daily walks.

If you are over 60 and live alone or with a long-term health condition, and you are interested in trying a meal, do get in touch: 020 8348 4612;