A NEW monthly lunch club for older people has been launched.

Age UK County Durham is holding the regular event at The Elms, in Moorfoot Avenue, Chester-le-Street on the second Monday of each month as part of its Come Eat Together series.

The club takes place from 1pm to 2.30pm, offering a two-course cooked meal and tea or coffee with activity for £6.

Project worker Stephanie Esteris said: “This is a new monthly lunch club and we hope older people who maybe feel a bit lonely and bored with eating on their own will enjoy coming together.

“We will follow the lunch with a little quiz or friendly chat to make this a monthly treat to look forward to”.

To book a place, please ring 0191 374 6577 or e-mail cet@ageukcountydurham.org.uk.