Grantham Journal Letter: Charity has two groups in Grantham

Many people are unaware of the charity, Contact the Elderly.

The charity supports socially isolated elderly people over 75 years of age who live alone and have little or no contact with family or are afraid to go out alone. Contact the Elderly can help to alleviate this loneliness.

Each month on a Sunday, volunteer drivers use their cars to take one or two older people to afternoon tea in a volunteer host’s home, where a small group enjoy warm hospitality and friendship. At the end of the afternoon the volunteers see the guests safely home again.

The free monthly tea parties allow the guests to re-connect with their local community and make lasting friendships. Small groups operate all over the UK and we have two groups in Grantham who currently have places for new guests to join them.

If you know of an elderly person who would benefit from this scheme or you are able to volunteer as a driver or host Sunday Tea once or twice a year, please call FREEPHONE 0800 716 543 or visit Pamela.walker@contact-the-elderly.org.uk for details.

Ann Eaton

Grantham Group 2 Co-ordinator

Contact the Elderly