First get-together for Fifth Sense’s North-East Hub
Fifth Sense’s North East Regional Hub had its first meeting on 1 July 2015. Linda Adamsom, Mark Tavender and Neil Harrison met at the Pitcher and Piano on the Quayside, Newcastle. There was a keen interest from other members in the North East too but not all could attend. After all,the North East Regional Hub covers a large area; Tyne and Wear, Teesside, Durham and Northumberland!
Linda, Neil and Mark talked about their stories with each other and how they came to lose their sense of smell or taste. They found they had a lot in common when it comes to coping with situations in everyday life. Neil is a talented cook but sometimes worries that he is unable to smell or taste the food he is preparing; his wife and dinner guests however soon put that right though when they devour whatever he has cooked for them! Linda often receives praise for dishes she cooks for family and friends too; her very description of the potato, garlic and layered vegetable dish that is a family and friends’ favourite made Mark’s and Neil’s mouths water. Mark couldn’t claim such culinary talents other than to add chilli to most dishes he now cooks (with the exception of breakfast).
All three hope that this meeting is the first of many and want to see it expand and have some ideas for events and fundraising. They will definitely be keeping in touch so if you live in the North East why not get in touch yourself?
To contact the Hub please visit https://www.fifthsense.org.uk/north-east/