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Tea Parties with Friends

Become a volunteer

Become a volunteer

Transform lives with tea, chat and friendship

Trust, Talk and Tea

Come to tea!

Join us or refer a guest for monthly Sunday tea parties

Support our work

Support our work

Help us extend our lifeline of friendship

Become a volunteer

Become a volunteer

Transform lives with tea, chat and friendship

Trust, Talk and Tea

Come to tea!

Join us or refer a guest for monthly Sunday tea parties

Support our work

Support our work

Help us extend our lifeline of friendship

Who are we?

Supported by a network of volunteers, Contact the Elderly organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people aged 75 and over, who live alone, offering a regular and vital friendship link every month.

Care, conversation and a cuppa

Since our first tea party held in 1965, Contact the Elderly has supported more than 100,000 lonely older people.

''The Ride 100 seemed like a fantastic event for me as I am already an avid cyclist so is good to be able to keep up the miles while also doing some good for the charity!''

Heather McCulloch, Richmond group coordinator

‘We are very excited to begin supporting Contact the Elderly. The charity touched a lot of our hearts and we are delighted to help them continue their very important work through team fundraising and volunteering.''

Karen Ovenden, Operations Director of Hireserve

"Contact the Elderly tea parties are one of the most valuable things. Most of all I admire the volunteers who give their time so generously."

Older guest, Stan, from Edinburgh

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Contact the Elderly Says Thank You

It’s undeniable that without our amazing volunteers, Contact the Elderly simply wouldn’t exist. Because of that, we believe it’s essential to say a big ‘thank you’...

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Everyone Loves Polar Bears!

Everyone Loves Polar Bears!

8 November 2017

British lifestyle brand Cath Kidston has launched a beautiful new pack of Christmas cards for 2017, exclusively designed to support Contact the Elderly. The cards come in...

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A proven solution to loneliness

In line with International Day of Older Persons on Sunday October 1, Contact the Elderly are proud to announce the launch of our 2016-17 Impact Report,...

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An Award Winning Charity

An Award Winning Charity

29 August 2017

Contact the Elderly has been shortlisted in two categories for one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the sector. The Charity Times Awards, which are...

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Kiltwalk fundraising goes even further!

If you are looking for a unique opportunity to fundraise for Contact the Elderly, then the upcoming Kiltwalks in Dundee (20th August) and Edinburgh (17th September)...

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Hireserve pledges to tackle loneliness

As Contact the Elderly continues to grow to meet demand for our service, the support of our corporate partners is increasingly important. With the support of businesses,...

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