The below is Hannah's account of her visit to St Bede's. Hannah is GTDT's newest ILM (Recycling apprentice).
On Thursday I attended the community lunch at St Bede's for the first time. The lunch helps bring people together who would otherwise be at risk of isolation. I was invited to come along and talk about recycling with the group who were all very keen to hear what I had to say. Many of them agreed that recycling is a very important issue that needs to be addressed. One lady told me how she thought there needed to be more education. She felt that not enough people know how to recycle and this prevents them from doing so. The cooler bags I brought along with recipe cards, recycling information, measuring scoops and magnetic white boards were very popular and by time lunch was over they were all gone. Emily, the lady who was drawn out of the hat for the top giveaway of a hand made blanket (created from recycled wool), was delighted and was looking forward to getting home to use it to keep warm while she watched tv later that day. Am already looking forward to the next community lunch at St Bede's on the 15th of February.