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Veterans welcome for a free lunch

Solihull Editorial 31st May, 2024   0

VETERANS and their loved ones are being given free lunches to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

Royal Star and Garter is offering up to three free meals per person through its Lunch Club service, which will run from its home in Monkspath Hall Road, between June and August.

The charity chose to launch the offer in June to tie-in with the 80th anniversary of D-Day (June 6), and Armed Forces Day (June 29). Free Lunch Club sessions will take place at Royal Star & Garter in Solihull 12.30-2.30pm on June 19 and 20, July 24 and 25 and August 21 and 22.

The home’s Lunch Club launched at Royal Star and Garter last year, to help tackle loneliness and isolation in the Armed Forces community, and is open to veterans and partners of veterans living with disability or dementia.

Booking in advance is required, but there is no obligation to continue using the service later.

Shirley Hall, director of care and wellbeing at Royal Star and Garter, said: “June is a special month for veterans, with the 80th anniversary of D-Day and Armed Forces Day.

“Lunch Club has been a really popular addition to our Home since it launched last year, and we’ve seen camaraderie and friendships develop and grow among people using the service.”

Lunch Club sessions consist of a two-hour visit with a two or three-course meal, conversation and support from staff, and usually cost £10.

People attending should arrange their own transport to and from the home.

For more visit the website at or call 0121 711 6330.

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