Barnsley tea party brings residents together

A tea party was held in Barnsley for eldery and socially isolated residents.  Picture shows resident Betty Cawthorne, left, with her friend Julie Carnvale, right, and  Home Instead carer Sue Greaves, centre.
A tea party was held in Barnsley for eldery and socially isolated residents. Picture shows resident Betty Cawthorne, left, with her friend Julie Carnvale, right, and Home Instead carer Sue Greaves, centre.
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An afternoon tea party for elderly and socially isolated people in South Yorkshire proved a huge success.

More than 40 people attended the free event hosted by three Rotary Clubs of Barnsley – Stainborough, Barnsley and Barnsley Rockley.

Held at the town’s Holiday Inn, guests were treated to entertainment from Barnsley historian Dave Cherry and musician Russ Elliott.

Kathy Markwick, of Home Instead Senior Care Sheffield, and a member of Barnsley Rockley Rotary Club, said: “It was heart-warming to see many people coming along on their own but chatting and making friends during the afternoon.”

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