Lunch Positive is constituted as a charitable trust and is registered as a charity in England with the Charity Commission.
The organisation is managed by a board of trustees. Trustees meet regularly to oversee the running of the charity. Our trustee board is comprised of people who have a range of experience and expertise to undertake effective management of the organisation; and includes people who live with or are affected by HIV.
Gary comes from Brighton; and was diagnosed HIV+ in 1992. He worked for twelve years in commercial catering, human resources and regional management; and has subsequently volunteered for thirteen years in local HIV social care projects.
Gary founded Lunch Positive in 2008, and manages delivery of the lunch club.
“Being involved in Lunch Positive is an incredibly rewarding activity, especially as there are so many examples of the positives which emerge when people spend time together and become supportive of one another. I have the highest respect for the volunteering movement as one which provides imense benefit for people who make use of voluntary community services, those who take part through volunteering and the wider community. My aims are to ensure we have a sustainable organisation & a successful community space for people with HIV which is accepting and inclusive, and which makes the very best of bringing people together”
Harriet is a Public Health Nutritionist. She is currently also an Associate Researcher for the Food Ethics Council, working on the Beyond Business as Usual project to enable government and business to work more effectively together in pursuit of a fair, healthy and sustainable food and farming system.
Harriet is undertaking project work as a trustee with Lunch Positive, developing the ‘Appetite for Life!’ cookery & nutritional support programme for people with HIV.
“I have worked in the field of ‘food’ for several years, initially sweating in the kitchen before moving on to work in the field of public health nutrition and food policy research. I am keen to develop the organisations nutritional and food skills support services in my role as Trustee, building on the fantastic work undertaken through the Lunch Club.”
General Meeting – Board met to discuss general matters, strategic work for 2012 -14, and trustee recruitment
Special Meeting – Board met to appoint new trustees
Our 2010 – 11 Annual Return was published on the Charity Commission website -
Our accounts for this year were independently examined by Impact Initiatives, Money In Mind Service -