Thurrock’s Contact the Elderly receive cash boost from port of Tilbury

THURROCK’S Contact the Elderly has received a £250 boost from The Port of Tilbury to support their community tea parties for older people who live alone in the local area.

Contact the Elderly organises volunteer-led afternoon tea parties for older people across the community who live alone. The Thurrock group have recently celebrated their first anniversary with a special afternoon tea. The social event is open to everyone who lives alone in the community and the volunteers from Contact the Elderly pick up people and bring them to a central point for tea parties.

Aileen Long from the Port of Tilbury presented the group with the cheque for £250 at the recent afternoon tea party of Pimms and strawberries plus homemade food made by one of the volunteers (see pic).

Aileen said: “We are proud to support Contact the Elderly in Thurrock who provide a social gathering for people living alone in the community. We hope our contribution will help the group to continue their fantastic work that they do.”

For more info on Contact the Elderly go to: http://www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk/Contact the Elderly

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