A monthly Lunch Club for the elderly was established at Christ’s Hospital in 1991. Today the Lunch Club continues and each month between 50 to 70 elderly people, some with disabilities, who live in Horsham and the surrounding villages come to the school for a few hours and to have lunch.
It is just one of the many activities which forms part of the Christ’s Hospital Community Action programme which has been running for over 30 years.
Further details about the Lunch Club can be obtained by emailing Olivia Hodgkinson
Each year in December the Lunch Club offers a traditional Christmas lunch to over 70 participants and is kindly sponsored by J.K. Leech of Coolham.
Entertainment was provided by some of the Christ’s Hospital pupils and included bell ringers, a raffle plus a Christmas themed quiz. One of the guests, Alan who is 92 helped serve, along with Beryl and CH staff and pupils.
The Community Action programme at Christ’s Hospital was started in 1987 and involves over 200 pupils each week. Pupils visit local nursery schools, primary schools, special needs schools, residential homes, hospices and charity shops as well as helping with a Ready and Able Sports Club.
CH has enabled me to develop in so many ways. For example, being part of the Community Action programme allows me to visit a local care home each week and this has helped me to gain conversational skills.
Emily, current pupils