Do you know of someone aged 75 or over who lives alone, has little contact with friends or family and finds it difficult to get out and about on their own?
If so, a change of scenery and regular afternoons of conversation and laughter with friends of all ages could be just what they need.
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.
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
29 August 2017
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9 June 2017
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6 June 2017
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1 June 2017
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