King’s Lynn tea party group wants help

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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 katy.szita@contact-the-elderly.org.uk