Contact the Elderly is a national charity and organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for people over 75 who live alone with little or no support from family and friends.
One Sunday afternoon a month volunteers use their car to take older members to and from a volunteer host’s home for tea, cake and companionship. Our hosts take it in turn to welcome the small group of older people and volunteer drivers into their home for a few hours.
These Sunday afternoon tea parties are a lifeline of friendship bringing older people and volunteers together for an afternoon of stories, laughter and conversation.
Accordingly, this Sunday we welcomed to our home a small group of over 75s and their drivers. We laid on sandwiches, sausage rolls, pork pies, scotch eggs, scones, jam and clotted cream and cakes. And tea, lots and lots of tea. The seniors were lovely and the drivers were lovely. Everybody had a good time.
It was hard work of sorts (not really really) but touched us both that we could help make such a difference to a group of seniors who don't enjoy regular social contact or food treats or a day out anywhere near as much as they deserve to. We're proud to be associated with this charity, and if you need a little more of a push to get in touch with Contact the elderly then look at some of the happy faces in the picture below.
On leaving, each and every one thanked us so much for a great day out and really meant it, it was a wonderful thing and made our day as much as it did theirs. If you feel that you could be a driver or a tea party host, we're sure Contact the elderly would love to hear from you. Go on, make a difference.
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