Zaheer and I dashed from the DRUM exhibition up St Albans Road to the Stanborough Centre, where Watford Asian Community Care (WACC) had brought together their four groups for a special lunch. There were about 100 elderly people from the asian community, who rely on WACC for the lunches, and the social contact that this provides.
There was live music - very loud, and taking requests for songs, mainly (but not only!) from Bollywood movies, and some dancing by the members. I chatted to a number of the volunteers and trustees for WACC, who were excited about the growth in the groups, and how the lunch clubs are extending help, either medical or social, for many of the elderly residents who were often feeling isolated at home.
The food was delicious. We were served vegetarian dhosas, typical southern Indian cuisine which is a cross between a pancake and a wrap made of rice flour, which I and the family love. Tim's Mum and Dad were both born in Hyderabad, and we try as a family to eat at southern Indian restaurants, but they are few and far between. Please can we have some in Watford!