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Valuing older members in our community

This month we celebrated 10 years of providing afternoon tea at Vicky’s Tea room. Vicky’s Tea room is a monthly gathering organised and led by Peebles Baptist Church for older folks in our community, to give them the benefit of company and support of a regular social event involving tea, cakes and singing! Our guests are people who may have difficulty getting out and about independently and so may be isolated or lonely. Names and details of guests are passed to us from a range of sources including family, church members and social services. We keep the ratio of helpers to guests high as many of our guests need extra support with mobility or communication.  Happy Birthday to Vicky’s Tearoom – and as ever, thank you to our band of willing volunteers.

You might like to watch our film about the work we do with older people here: