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The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award 2012

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Tea Parties with Friends

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Transform lives with tea, chat and friendship

Trust, Talk and Tea

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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

Be our Guest!

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.

“Barnett Waddingham is proud to support Contact the Elderly as it celebrates its Golden Jubilee."

Nick Salter, Senior Partner at Barnett Waddingham

"Hosting tea parties for older people in Edinburgh and seeing the difference it makes, has been extremely rewarding."

Fraser Doherty, Contact the Elderly Ambassador

"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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