A CHARITY aiming to tackle social isolation by getting people round the dinner table has launched a new venture.

Our Community Kitchen (OCK), which is based in Haddington Bowling Club, has created its own 50/50 club.

Money raised will be split between prize money and raising funds for the good cause, which, pre-coronavirus restrictions, was getting people together through a love of food.

Volunteers are continuing to phone vulnerable members of the community to check in on them while they cannot meet in the bowling club.

Elaine Gale, who has been heavily involved in the group, encouraged people to sign up to the 50/50 club.

She said: “This is a monthly prize draw where you can buy a unique number for £5 per month.

“Fifty per cent of the income generated makes up the monthly prize and 50 per cent goes to OCK to help us to continue our work. You can buy as many numbers as you like and the more numbers sold, the bigger the prize! Help us to fundraise and win cash prizes at the same time.”

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