‘Hosts with the most’ are wanted

A volunteer tea party event.
A volunteer tea party event.
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A charity is appealing for oeple in Cramlington to help transform the lives of lonely older people.

Contact the Elderly is a charity dedicated to tackling loneliness and isolation among older people.

It is looking for volunteers to welcome a small group of elderly people into their home for a tea party, just one or two afternoons a year.

The charity aims to relieve the loneliness of those feeling isolated by organising free monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties.

Each guest is taken to the volunteer host’s home by a volunteer driver, where they join a group for tea, chat and companionship.

The charity is hoping to launch a new group in Cramlington, and is on the look out for volunteers.

Contact the Elderly’s north east development officer, Sheila Ryder, said: “The charity is committed to offering a lifeline of friendship to the oldest and loneliest people, but the opportunity to extend this lifeline to older people in Cramlington is currently under threat due to a real shortage of volunteer hosts in the area.”

Anyone who would like to volunteers can call Sheila on (01434) 672110.