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Schoolgirl raises over £1,000 with cookbook


As our older guests and volunteers know, food and drink are essential parts of our free, monthly afternoon tea parties. We have been impressed by the efforts of Reha Soni who has raised over £1,000 for our vital work by writing her own cook book.

Reha created the cookbook as part of a school project driven by her own interests. The book is full of traditional Indian recipes inspired by her grandmother’s cooking, and all profits raised through sales of the book have been donated to Contact the Elderly.

Reha said: ‘‘This cookbook recognises my love of food, my love for my family and my respect for the older generation and the great work done by Contact the Elderly.’’

Reha visited the Contact the Elderly national office in London to present the cheque for £1,100. This money will go towards sustaining our existing tea party groups across England, Scotland and Wales.

Contact the Elderly currently has over 640 tea party groups and you can see the full list of groups on our interactive map here.

We really value fundraising efforts as they help us to continue doing our vital work combatting loneliness and social isolation. If you feel inspiration by Reha’s cookbook, take a look at some other ideas on our fundraising page here.

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