WHITTLESEA’S Big Blokes Brunch will remain for 12 months after organisers came to an agreement recently.

Whittlesea Community House and Corrections Victoria saw the success of the Big Blokes Brunch during an initial 10-week pilot program, prompting them to renegotiate a deal for continued growth.

The lunch – which brings together men and provides members of the community a different avenue of serving community orders – will now bring delight to the blokes who attend into 2019.

Whittlesea Community House manager Mary-Lynn Griffith said the initiative was a great one for all involved.

“At the Brunch various groups and individuals have displayed their hobbies and interests. Last week the Whittlesea Men’s Shed displayed a collection of handmade ukes and instruments whilst members of the Bundy Ukes demonstrated tunes on their own ukuleles,” she said.

“We have also had Expresso Legal with free coffee and free legal advice, a local collection of miniature tractors, a Bunnings demonstration, and a Lost Trades exhibit.

“We regularly have 25-30 blokes catching up, enjoying items of interest and devouring a delicious multi-course feast… brunch Ingredients are provided free by Second Bite. Leftovers go to our local Food share.”