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Come Dine With Me Comes to Possilpark

News   •   May 14, 2015 12:03 BST

MEMBERS of the Inner Circle men’s group prepped, cooked and served a delicious two course lunch for the all-female Chancers group, both of whom are based in Possilpark.

The Come Dine With Me was organised and supported by Food for Thought community support worker, Claire Alexander, who has been working with the Inner Circle men’s group to deliver a series of cookery workshops where they gained certificates.

She said "This has been a great group to work with and we have all thoroughly enjoyed it. One of the men had never cooked before and he was really delighted with the tips he received in the workshop and said that he would try them out at home. The idea for Come Dine With Me came from the group members who enjoyed the workshops so much they wanted to try out their culinary skills on the Chancers group."

Possilpoint Community Centre was the scene which saw the men set the tables, slave over hot stoves to prepare Bangers and Mash, Steak Pie, Pasta Carbonara as well as two amazing Strawberry Cheesecakes for dessert. The Chancers group were absolutely delighted to be served a fantastic meal and praised the men for their efforts – and the delicious food".

Link Up Co-ordinator Gillian Halliday said: "Today is what Link-Up is all about – it’s fabulous to see all the interaction between the two groups with lots of new friendships being formed. The guys have all done exceptionally well and the food was delicious.

A big thanks to the Food for Thought staff, Claire Alexander and Clare Bird, who organised this and helped out on the day"

The Chancers group meet every Wednesday and Inner Circle meet every Thursday at Possilpoint Community Centre and welcome new members.

Anne Dallas from the Chancers group said : "I love coming along each week to the Chancers group, it’s a great way of meeting new people and getting involved and the guys certainly surprised us all with their skills in the kitchen – I can’t wait for the next one!"

Jim McCallum from the Inner Circle who was tasked with cooking the sausages said: "It’s a great group, I live in the Carron area and I have made so many new friends from Possilpark and other areas of North Glasgow – you get to know new people and learn new skills so I would recommend it to anyone."

For more information on Link-Up groups the Chancers and Inner Circle please contact: Gillian Halliday on 07557369599 or e-mail

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