Rainbow Chorus volunteers recently responded to a call-out from Lunch Positive, the HIV Charity, to help prepare a fundraising buffet feeding 250 people.
The buffet for Sussex Partnership NHS Trust Member’s meeting on November 19, raised £2,000 for Lunch Positive, the weekly HIV Lunch Club that provides a healthy community meal, peer support, advice and information, and a safe and supportive social space for people with HIV.
Ten volunteers from Rainbow Chorus enthusiastically responded, and joined together with Lunch Positive volunteers, members and supporters to provide sixteen freshly prepared cold dishes, all of which had a real wow factor at the event, with diners all commenting on how fantastic the food was!
We are so grateful to Rainbow Chorus who responded so brilliantly to our call-out for help preparing this buffet. This is the largest event we have catered for. It has been an important fundraiser for us, and the Rainbow Chorus support meant not only that we could successfully fulfil the order for food, but importantly that our own volunteer team had the available time and capacity to fundraise for such a large event whilst still preparing and delivering the weekly HIV lunch club at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church.
It was fantastic working with Rainbow Chorus volunteers. They are such a cooperative, enthusiastic and happy group of people, and a real pleasure to spend time with. They worked so very hard, and we are hugely grateful. This response to our call-out is a genuine example of how community responds when there’s a need.
A community in action!
Lunch Positive Service Manager