Volunteer to chat and have a cuppa

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LONELY elderly people face isolation this winter according to a local charity.

Contact the Elderly, a charity dedicated to tackling isolation and loneliness in Milton Keynes, is desperate for volunteers to spare a few hours a week to enjoy a chat, a cup of tea and even a slice of cake with the older generation.

Suzan Hyland, Contact the Elderly’s national volunteer support officer, said: “The charity is committed to offering a lifeline of friendship to the oldest and loneliest people, but this lifeline is currently under threat in Milton Keynes, due to a real shortage of volunteer drivers in the area. Anyone who can spare a couple of hours one Sunday afternoon a month, has a driving licence, a car, and a capacity for drinking tea, is eligible!”

If you’re interested in volunteering, call 0207 4205811.