George Geraghty BCAc

Alison Eddy from Irwin Mitchell, George Geraghty and Baroness Wilcox

George’s wife created Pot Luck Lunches, a weekly meal for anyone in the community, produced and served by one of 6 teams. In illness and infirmity these meals are taken home to people by volunteers. When George’s wife died after a long illness George continued to maintain Pot Luck and has done so for over a quarter of a century.

Because of Pot Luck Lunch the village has a centre for contact and information where friends meet and new friends are made. The ages of people attending Pot Luck are from families with toddlers to 102. George is always at the centre of the operation and his sheer determination to keep the lunches going is inspirational. He is now in his 80’s and shows no sign of slowing down.

Because of George the village has a weekly ‘heart’ for knowledge and people keep look-out for one another. The hall where Pot Luck is held is accessible to all and so diners interact and help each other.

‘Our village is together because of people like George going over and above’.

Until now no recognition has been given to George for his enormous contribution to the community following his Wife’s vision. The only reward he has is the knowledge that anyone that needs a good, nutritional meal in the community can get one.