Dartmouth Food Festival Lunch Club with Dartmouth Caring
PUBLISHED: 13:09 03 November 2010 | UPDATED: 18:06 20 February 2013
Dartmouth Food Festival Lunch Club celebrates food, community and the Britannia Royal Naval College
Dartmouth Caring helped to create a lovely atmosphere for its Dartmouth Food Festival lunch club by giving it a 70s theme and bringing in Officers and the Commodore from the Britannia Royal Naval College.
Chairman Dee Nutt said the special lunch, including Prawn Cocktails, was a fantastic way to mark the Food Festival, the 50th Anniversary of South Devons Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty status, and the good news this week that the College was not going to be shut as part of this round of Ministry of Defence Cuts.
Volunteers and Staff got into the fun by dressing up in 70s outfits and joking with Lunch Club members and the visiting BRNC Cadets.
BRNC Commodore Jake Moores, who has long been a supporter of Dartmouth Caring, fitted in a visit to the club in Dartmouths Guildhall between appointments with Navy Chiefs and Princess Anne, but Dee said that he wanted to be there for the charity. Dartmouth Caring is a charity set up to help and support the elderly and vulnerable in Dartmouth and its surrounding villages.
Jake has been a wonderful supporter of ours since he took on the role of Commodore, she said. and we have always got so much help from the BRNC the officers, staff and cadets up there have been brilliant for Dartmouth Caring and the whole community. We are always delighted to welcome them whenever they visit us.
David Jones, chairman of the Dartmouth Food Festival also came down to the Lunch Club to welcome everybody to the start of the festival. The Food Festival was a huge success
Its great to be part of the Food Festival which is so good for Dartmouth, said Dee. David and his team have worked incredibly hard to put it together and we are delighted to support it with this special Lunch Club. They also help us raise funds for the charity during this time with our Cream Tea at the Flavel.
The Cream Tea was also successful and lots of scones and jam were eaten, all of us at Dartmouth Caring send out many thanks to all of our spectacular volunteers for their time and effort in running this for us on the day.