Clevedon Yeo Rotary are pleased to support their local branch of Re-engage (formerly Contact the Elderly) with a donation of £100 – The club also provide practical help with two of its members volunteering to hold events locally.

The organisation arranges a tea party every month for older persons who are isolated from family and friends. This gives them at least one opportunity during the month to meet similar people and provides something to look forwards to.

Volunteer hosts provide the teas and volunteer drivers collect the ladies or gentlemen and bring them to the host’s home. The normal number is between 6 and 10 at any tea party. Money received by Re-engage is used to provide entertainment at some tea parties, birthday cards and small presents on relevant occasions. If you could help as a host or driver, or know of any older person who may benefit from a monthly social gathering, contact Alison on aea123@btinternet.com.