Time for tea

PERFECT party hosts could put their skills to good use to help out lonely older people.

Contact the Elderly is seeking volunteers to host tea parties in their homes for socially isolated people over the age of 75.

The charity provides monthly Sunday afternoon parties for small groups of older people to meet new friends, but volunteers would only be expected to host an event once or twice a year.

Volunteer drivers are also required to collect the party participants from their homes and accompany them to the venue.

For more information or to offer to help, call Contact the Elderly on 01434 672110, or email sheila.ryder@contact-the-elderly.org.uk