The Brighton Sunday Roast Club
Pat Obyrne loves a good old roast. The problem is she has no one to enjoy them with. At least that was before the woman from Portslade, Brighton was inundated with dinner offers after she posted an appeal on the Facebook page of the Brighton Sunday Roast Club. The post read: “I am disabled, love roast dinners but live on my own, no car, very lonely, but have not got a big appetite”. It certainly hit the spot, as minutes later the invitations from members of the Club to join their families for a meal began to flood in. “Hi Pat, you’d be welcome round ours for a roast as long as you don’t mind sharing the table with a cheeky toddler!” wrote a Ms Kirsty Hewitt to which Ms Obyrne replied: “I like cheeky toddlers, I was denied access to my grandchildren, and have missed out.” Another member of the group, Rob Elgood, said: “We would love to accompany you for a roast, and would be very happy to pick you up and take you home, we can go anywhere you like!” Mel Hickford wrote: “Happy to come and pick you up – where would you like to go, and who wants to join us?” As a Mr Michael Taggart wrote, “There are dozens more beautiful, generous offers. The whole thread is just pure heart-warming loveliness. Reminds you that people are basically good.” Sounds like Sundays will never be the same again for Ms Obyrne.