The Rowena Davey Centre in Dunmow, which offers hot meals to the over-55s, recently held a Christmas lunch for 50 regular users of the lunch service.

On Tuesday, December 12, service users enjoyed a "wonderful" lunch at the centre, which was paid for by a donation from Tesco.

The diners were treated to a two-course meal prepared by chef David Singer, along with a glass of Prosecco, Christmas crackers, mince pies and After Eight mints.

Dunmow Broadcast: Volunteers at the Rowena Davey Centre Christmas lunchVolunteers at the Rowena Davey Centre Christmas lunch (Image: Patrick Lavelle)

Lunch was served by the regular Rowena Davey volunteer helpers, under the leadership of Lucy Myers and with the help of three members of the Tesco staff.

A spokesperson for the centre said: "A good time was had by all, especially the winners of the prizes at the raffle, and provided a Christmas meal to remember."


The Rowena Davey Centre is located in Chequers Lane car park, and provides a space in Dunmow for over-55s and people with disabilities to enjoy a subsidised two-course hot lunch for £7 every Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime.

The centre also acts as a warm hub on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, with tea, coffee and cake.

To book a meal at the service email, call 01371 872874 or pop into the service.