First Base’s Big Community Sunday Roast

The Big Community Sunday Roast saw over 60 residents from the Queen’s Park area in Brighton gather at the Brighton Youth Centre on Sun 8 Apr, to celebrate togetherness and enjoy a traditional Sunday roast prepared by chef Russell Tisbury of the Ladies Mile pub.

The Big Community Sunday Roast is a charity event that was organised by property developers First Baseowners of the former Amex House site on Edward Street. For this event, they also collaborated with Brighton Casserole Club, a community service supporting people in Brighton and Hove who feel isolated, and Brighton Sunday Roast Club and ImpetusWith over 20 people volunteering, this event was a great success.

Guest of honour, Pat O’Byrne was presented with a Queen of The Roast tiara as she was the inspiration behind the whole event after she received media attention last year. The attention she gained followed, after she posted a plea on the Brighton Sunday Roast Club Facebook page, and was inundated with offers from kind hearted strangers.

Big Community Roast Dinner
Photo by Liz Finlayson

Olaide Oboh at First Base, comments: We’re pleased that so many turned out and to see everybody chatting, enjoying the roast and hopefully making lasting friendships. This community spirit is exactly what we envision for the former Amex House site and we hope that this will be one of many events like this.”

For more on First Base, visit here.

For more on Brighton Casserole Club, visit here.

For more onSunday Roast Club, visit here.

For more on Impetus, visit here.

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