Return of the weekly free connect barbeque hosted by Camden Haven Community at 3 on September 29

Community first: Laurieton United Services Club's Rob Dwyer and Camden haven Community at 3's Theo Hazelgrove.
Community first: Laurieton United Services Club's Rob Dwyer and Camden haven Community at 3's Theo Hazelgrove.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the return of the weekly free connect barbeque hosted by Camden Haven Community at 3.

The barbecue is returning on September 29 after more than three months closure due to the NSW lockdown. The charity hopes to provide a place to reconnect for homeless, lonely and disadvantaged people in the Camden Haven.

Attendees can enjoy a meal or simply talk to volunteers, and transport is available to the event.

Chairperson Theo Hazelgrove said the barbecue will be meeting every Wednesday.

"While we've been away for three months but we have still been visiting people around the Camden Haven. Being back is important to allow people to have face to face conversation and social relationships again," he said.

"So many people in the Camden Haven have been so isolated during recent times and we will be meeting every week from now on.

"We're happy to be back and we want to help people because there is a lot of sadness in the community at the moment. It certainly makes the load easier to have meal, talk to someone and feel better."

Mr Hazelgrove thanked the LUSC for their support over the last five year including the use of the barbeque facilities and access to other facilities.

He also thanked the community for their support and YP Space Port Macquarie for the loan of a vehicle to the group.

"Our next big project is accommodation and we are looking for the purchase of a large motel or caravan park," he said.

"In the meantime anyone that's lonely that wants to have a talk can attend the free barbecue. You don't have to be homeless to talk with one of our volunteers."

If any person requires help from the Camden Haven Community at 3, they should call 0438 358 057.