Cornerstone was packed on Wednesday 17 July 2019 with the team of volunteers who have been involved with Cameo (come and meet each other) over the past 20 years. They were receiving appreciation for whatever their contribution – preparing soup and desserts, serving meals, transporting members and all the planning which goes on in the background. This time they were the ones being treated to homemade cakes and scones and there was a wonderful atmosphere.
In expressing thanks, Judith Johns, a member of the initial planning group, paid particular tribute to Joyce Pitts whose idea it was to set up a lunch for older people living alone, following the demise of Meals on Wheels, and has been the lead person ever since.
Whilst it is retirement time for the current organisers there is discussion about the possibility of starting up something similar with new people at the helm. Watch this space!
CAMEO was a village initiative held on the second Wednesday of each month when members met together for lunch. We invited anyone who lived on their own, who enjoyed having a meal in company to join us. We had 36 regular members and others were invited on a month to month basis.
The lunch was held in room 2 at Menston Methodist Church and cost £3. Lunches were homemade food with 3 choices of soup, 3 choices of puddings, biscuits, finishing with tea or coffee and chocolates.
We are delighted that Cameo has been relaunched and moved to Cornerstone. We are so grateful to the new team of volunteers who will be providing this much needed service for elderly members of our village community.
Cameo celebrating International Women's Day in March 2023