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Community Lunch brings people together at B RIGHT ON LGBT Community Festival

Besi Besemar February 22, 2018

Lunch Positive held a Community Lunch on Saturday February 17 as part of the B RIGHT ON LGBT Community Festival at the Phil Starr Pavilion in central Brighton.

The lunch was attended by the Mayor of Brighton & Hove Cllr. Mo Marsh and around 120 people.

The impressive turn-out of included many people from LGBT and HIV communities who had never previously attended such a community event.

Diners commented on the welcoming, friendly and inclusive atmosphere of the lunch, the exciting menu and the tasty food that was all cooked from fresh ingredients.

The Community Lunch was prepared and served by Lunch Positive volunteers with the support of other community groups following a community call-out.

Volunteers from Dragonfly Collective, LGBT Community Safety Forum, MCC Brighton, Navigate, and Rainbow Chorus all helped to bring the event together.

Forty-two people gave their time to volunteer, and everyone commented on how enjoyable it was.

Gary Pargeter
Gary Pargeter

Gary Pargeter, Service Manager: “We all had such a great time at the Community Lunch. We are so grateful to everyone that came along, and everyone who volunteered. It was so enjoyable to meet and spend time with everyone. It’s important to us that everyone feels comfortable, included and part of a supportive community. People said they felt that at the event. Thank you, that means so much to us!”