In 50-ish Words

The Friday Club

Scott Bilbe
Scott Bilbe (former) Senior Creative Producer

The Friday Club. Photo courtesy of




The Friday Club, now in its third year, is hosted by charity C4WS at the Kings Cross Methodist Church and is a drop in soup kitchen which provides companionship, a hot and healthy lunch and professional welfare support to the homeless, vulnerable and in need every Friday.

Since January 2016, IPG Mediabrands has supported the service by providing food and volunteer chefs from across the UK IPG Network. Each month four individuals volunteer their Fridays and prepare a lunch (and dessert!) for those in need.

Myself, Jamie Faith and UM’s Russell Place and Gina Horton spent the morning preparing beef and vegetable burritos with all the trimmings. We then served up our menu to the forty or so hungry mouths and took the time to sit down and talk to the hugely appreciative and polite team and guests.

Visit to donate or volunteer. IPG colleagues, I urge you to contact Jac Franco to take part when the next Friday Club rolls around.