A SWANAGE group formed to give residents the chance to meet up and enjoy some lunch and entertainment has handed over more than £800 to charity.
The Eat and Meet gathering takes place each month at the British Legion in Swanage and organisers said it has two main aims.
“Firstly, to provide those attending an opportunity to meet or make friends and enjoy some conversation and company over a lunch,” they said.
“Secondly, over the course of the year, through raffles, games and donations to raise money for a local charity.”
In 2022, the group raised £828.68 for Heroes Haven Swanage, a purpose-built lodge which provides affordable holidays for disabled, injured and visually impaired serving and ex-serving members of the Armed Forces, their immediate family and carers.
Eat and Meet organisers Roy and Norma Hoppe presented the money raised to Steve Churchill, representing Heroes Haven, during the Christmas meet.