People who enjoy a cuppa and a natter with new friends could be just the volunteers required for a new community project.
Contact The Elderly is seeking volunteers to help with monthly tea parties for Cramlington pensioners aged 75 and over.
The events aim to relieve loneliness for isolated older people in the town.
The charity needs drivers to collect participants and accompany them to the tea parties, residents to host the small gatherings in their homes once or twice a year, and a co-ordinator to organise them.
Anyone interested should contact development officer Valerie Walker on 0191 242 0186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org