Afternoon Tea at Home


Sunday Afternoon Tea


For many of us, Sunday is a day to relax with friends and family and enjoy Sunday lunch before re-starting the working week, but for 1million older people in Britain, Sunday is the loneliest day of the week.


Even if you are busy all week, you might find that Sundays can be the most difficult to get through if you are on your own. The Penley Rainbow Centre  and are now organising monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people (aged 75+) who live alone.

What is it all about?

The tea parties are hosted by volunteers in their own homes. The group of guests attending are kept purposely small, and they meet in the welcoming environment of someone’s home.


The group is warmly welcomed by a different host each month, (or hosts run one or two parties a year), drivers who pick the guests up will often be the same. The tea parties can be a real highlight for many older people who live alone and for whom Sunday can be the loneliest day.


How it works

The group’s co-ordinator arranges a time for guests to be picked up. Guests are picked up by a volunteer driver from their own home and taken to the host’s home for afternoon tea and taken safely home again afterwards.


Afternoon Tea parties bring people of all ages together, they can develop fulfilling friendships and support networks, and give everyone involved something to look forward to each month.  They can also be a real lifeline of friendship for some older members who have little or no contact with any family or friends


Like to know more

If you would like to find out more, 

come to one of our tea parties,


offer your home to host a tea party,

be a volunteer driver please contact Jane Wrench Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday on 01948 830730 or