With many older people in Lynn suffering from loneliness, UK charity Contact the Elderly is launching a new tea party group for people aged 75 and over to provide a regular and vital friendship link every month.
To help support the newly founded group, the charity is appealing for volunteers to help by sparing just a few hours each month to help with the running of tea parties – and enjoy a cuppa and cake themselves!
The tea parties will be held on Sunday afternoons for small groups within local communities. Each older guest is collected from their home by a volunteer driver, and is taken to a volunteer host’s home where they join a small group for tea, chat and companionship.
Contact the Elderly’s East Anglia development officer, Katy Szita, said: “Anyone who can spare a couple of hours one Sunday a month, has a driving licence, a car and loves drinking tea is eligible!”
Those interested in volunteering, or joining the group as a guest, can contact Katy on 0208 530 0494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org