We recently joined forces with a school and church in the city, hosting an intergenerational tea party. Attendees young and old got together to socialise over tea and cakes. Our event was hosted with Hope School & the New Community Church.
Annie Clewlow, Manager at Communicare, says: “Our friendship tea party was a huge success and proved that people of all ages can come together and have something to talk about.
“Our attendees chatted about all sorts of topics over a cuppa and some cakes. These were very kindly provided by the church’s Bake Club and Communicare volunteers. The school children had a great time, showing off their schoolwork to some of the older guests. They also played a game of pairs with them, which they made, using mathematical shapes that they are learning about in school.
“We hope the success of the tea party will lead to regular intergenerational events and these will prove the importance of good relationships across the generations. Our next events will take place on Wednesday, June 8 and 15 at St Patrick’s Church Hall in Woolston and we hope there will be many more to come in future.”
We are very grateful for a Gannett Foundation* grant which enables us to partner with Hope School & New Community Church for this event.