Thurrock charity in call for more volunteers

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A CHARITY in Thurrock committed to tackling isolation and loneliness by helping older people to re-engage with their local community is looking for more volunteers.

Local co-ordinator Loraine Coleman says: “At ReEngage Thurrock we work within our local community to set up free, regular social gatherings, tea parties, games nights and special outings for people over 75 living on their own and hoping to find new ways to get out and about that suit them at this time in their lives.

“With the support of our fabulous volunteers we are able to help older people reconnect with their community and make new friends and break out of the cycle of social isolation.

“Once a month, normally on a ‪Sunday afternoon‬, each older guest is collected from their home by a volunteer driver, and taken to a volunteer host’s home, where they join a small group for tea, cake and companionship.

“We are looking for volunteer drivers and tea party hosts. Can you spare four hours a month on a Sunday. Please come and join our fabulous Thurrock volunteers.”

Anyone interested can email Loraine at ‪thecolemans62@hotmail.com‬ or call or text on ‪07468 572500‬.

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