Hamper for club

NBENBE111213d2, Belper cottage project presented with an hamper by staff at Belper Wilkinsons. Hilda Rice luncheon club member, Betty Lees volunteer and Sam Carlyle from wilkinsons.
NBENBE111213d2, Belper cottage project presented with an hamper by staff at Belper Wilkinsons. Hilda Rice luncheon club member, Betty Lees volunteer and Sam Carlyle from wilkinsons.

DELIGHTED members of a luncheon club were over the moon to receive a hamper from the town’s Wilkinson store.

Staff at the shop on King Street clubbed together to donate the hamper full of treats to the luncheon club at Belper Cottage Project.

The items were then given to members of the club, via a free-to-enter raffle.

Betty Lees, a volunteer at the club, said: “I was absolutely delighted to receive it, and so were the members. They were absolutely thrilled to bits.

“It was a big surprise to us.”

Wilkinson store manager Patrick Marsh said: “As a company, we get out into the community and partnership ourselves. It is a really important thing to us.”

The luncheon club provides hot lunches for older people every Tuesday between 11.30am and 2pm at the cottage project on Chapel Street. If you would like to join the club, ring 01773 880364.