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Blackburn College Lockdown Hero Megan Supports Elderly and Vulnerable

Blackburn College Lockdown Hero Megan Supports Elderly and VulnerableBlackburn College student Megan Hunter has been supporting the elderly and vulnerable members of the community for almost a year in her spare time. 

Megan, who studies the College’s Professional Cookery Level 3 course, has been volunteering with community group Friends of Infirmary Area since June 2020, which is led by Hannah Goldthorpe. 

Using her Catering and Hospitality skills, the former Our Lady and St John Catholic College student has been preparing, cooking and delivering meals to those who have needed support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the multiple national lockdowns. 

She also has plans to put in place and arrange an afternoon tea event for the community later on in the year. 

Megan, 18, said: “I decided to start volunteering with Friends of Infirmary Area last summer because during the first Coronavirus lockdown I was stuck at home a lot so I thought why not do some volunteering and give back to the community. 

“Every Friday we were cooking for the elderly and vulnerable. We would cook around 150 meals per week and this included creating a menu which was suitable for each week, cooking the meals in a big batch and then delivering them to the correct areas. 

Alongside Hannah, I am currently working on another project which will be an event later on in the year where the elderly and vulnerable can enjoy afternoon tea.” 

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30 Mar 2021, 14:05 PM