Support group’s volunteer appeal

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A SUPPORT project that helps tackle loneliness for older people is calling for volunteers to help run a group in Bakewell.

Contact the Elderly aims to organise free afternoon tea parties with volunteers one Sunday a month for local communities.

The charity needs at least two volunteer drivers to transport older guests to and from tea parties and a couple of volunteer hosts to welcome the group into their homes.

Volunteer driver Val Bradshaw said: “You really feel you’re part of a family by doing something special and making a difference.”

Residents in the Bakewell area who are interested in becoming a volunteer for Contact the Elderly can call Mary Robinson, North & Midlands executive officer on (01535) 632592 or can email for details.