Breakfast with friends at Beldanes Lodge
Every week, residents at Beldanes Lodge and Pavitt Court in Willesden, London, come together to enjoy a hearty meal and morning activities at their very own breakfast club. This tenant led club, which is held on Wednesdays from 9am to 12.30pm at Beldanes Lodge, is a great opportunity for the residents to socialise with their neighbours, friends and family.
The breakfast club was initially set up three years ago with one resident doing all of the cooking, but in the last 18 months, more people having been attending. They now have three dedicated cooks who also serve the food and clear up after. Residents get to enjoy a traditional full English or continental breakfast and on special occasions they get to try something different. For example at Christmas and Easter the menu opens up to include eggs benedict and ackee and saltfish (a traditional Jamaican breakfast dish).
What’s also great about the club is the activities they put on for residents. They’ve had arts and crafts, baking and Young at Hearts choir rehearsals. Not everyone who attends may want breakfast but all is welcome to come along to socialise with and meet other people or find out what’s going on in their local area.
Long may breakfast club continue!