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 Base, owners 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 Impetus. With over 20 people volunteering, this event was a great success.
Guest of honour, Pat O’Byrne was presented with a Queen of The Roasttiara 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.
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.”