Tea party turns back clock for Chester’s older people.

Posted on 24th February 2017

Student-run events organisation Connect Events Chester is hosting a 1940s themed tea party in aid of Age UK Cheshire on Friday, March 10.

The event is being held at the Northgate Church Bistro, based behind Northgate Church on Upper Northgate Street, Chester. The tea party will provide refreshments, including a selection of sandwiches, cakes and other sweet treats. Entertainment will be provided by the University of Chester’s Swing Dance society, who will perform for guests and teach them some beginner moves. There will also be live music from the fantastic musical duo, The Troubadours.

Connect Events Chester was created by five University of Chester Events Management students and they are working to raise money for the charity Age UK Cheshire. The event will include a raffle, amongst other activities, to raise money for the charity.

Age UK Cheshire provides a range of care and support services to empower the elderly and allow them to continue to live full and active lives. This includes participation in community activities. The charity aims to maintain both the mental and physical health of the elderly community in Cheshire.

Elizabeth Pittaway, Team Leader of Connect Events Chester, said: “Since working with Age UK Cheshire, we as a team have learned so much more about the charity and the amazing work it does. This event is the perfect opportunity to raise awareness of the isolation and loneliness many older people in our community face.”

Brian Roberts, from Age UK Cheshire, added: “I am extremely happy to be working with Connect Events on this fantastic event and I am even more thrilled that they have chosen to support Age UK Cheshire. We, as an organisation, are very appreciative of all the efforts that go towards raising money and awareness for such an important cause.”

Tickets are £6 each and available in advance, please contact connecteventschester@gmail.com. Tickets will also be available on the day.