Older people from Patchway, Filton and The Stokes can now enjoy a free tea party once a month thanks to Southern Brooks Community Partnership and Coniston Community Association. The tea parties are held the last Sunday in the month from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at Brooks Café, Coniston Community Centre in Patchway.
Karen Cheal from Southern Brooks said:
“Weekends can sometimes seem long for older people and we wanted to give the over 60s in the community a chance to catch up with old friends, meet new friends and find out what’s going on in their neighbourhood. Brooks Café provides a safe, clean and pleasant environment for us to offer free tea and coffee and plenty of cake to keep the conversation flowing!”
Speaking about the February tea party, people said:
“A really nice atmosphere, met old friends.”
“Very enjoyable and friendly afternoon.”
“It was really enjoyable, and the cakes and tea were very good. We will come again.”
The tea parties are run by volunteers from Coniston Community Association with transport provided by Four Towns & Vale Link Community Transport. Volunteers are always welcome, especially drivers.
To raise funds for future tea parties, a raffle is held and prizes are always needed. To volunteer or donate a raffle prize please speak to Karen on 01454 868 570.
Brooks Café is run by Southern Brooks Community Partnership and offers local people the chance to get together and enjoy healthy low cost food. All profits go directly back into charity work. The café is open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 2:30pm.
The next tea party will be held on Sunday 25th March 2012.
Related link: What’s On in Patchway (The Journal)