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Help needed at the Wychwoods Day Centre

One of the highlights of attending the Day Centre is the chance to sit down with friends and to enjoy a home cooked meal. Anyone eating alone at home knows how miserable an experience that can be. A team of cooks work in pairs on a Thursday providing two courses for 22 elderly people and helpers. We usually cook for 30 because volunteers eat with us and there can be a need for extra meals to help villagers who are housebound through illness or accident. The joy of catering for this age group is that they eat and enjoy everything and clear their plates – no fussy eaters for the over 80s age group.
Cooks are reimbursed for their efforts and flexibility is encouraged. We usually cook once every two months on a rota which is published well in advance and you can cook either at home or in the Beaconsfield Hall. To give you an idea, we use £70 as a guide budget for food for the day.
We have come up with a plan to make things easier and not to overload our volunteers. Would any of you be willing to cook a main course (casserole, pie etc), a dessert (crumble is popular), or cakes (for afternoon tea) that could be made in advance, frozen and used as and when we have a gap in the rota? It would help us enormously and would not involve a commitment to be at the Day Centre on a Thursday.
If you can help or would like more information please get in touch with
Katherine Gidman 01993 831479 or
Joanna van de Poll 01993 830090