Help charity drive away loneliness in older people

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Contact the Elderly is urgently appealing for volunteers living in Horsham to spare just a few hours each month to drive one or two older people to a local tea party - and enjoy a cuppa and a cake themselves!

The charity aims to relieve the acute loneliness of isolated older people, aged 75 and above, who live alone, by organising free monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups within local communities – providing a regular and vital frie ndship link every month.

Contact the Elderly’s National Development Officer, Hannah John, said: “Anyone who can spare a couple of hours one Sunday a month, has a driving licence, a car, and a capacity for drinking tea, is eligible to volunteer!”

If you are interested in volunteering contact Hannah John on 0207 881 2369 or email