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Friendship cafe opens for elderly people in Stratford

PUBLISHED: 11:46 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:46 30 July 2018

In June, M&S workers from Stratford redecorated a garden in stratford as part of their volunteering programme, Plan A. Picture: M&S

In June, M&S workers from Stratford redecorated a garden in stratford as part of their volunteering programme, Plan A. Picture: M&S

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A friendship cafe is being opened for elderly people in Stratford.

Tea & Company is being run by the Royal Voluntary Service and M&S, and will provide a chance for older people to make new friends and find out about volunteering opportunities in Newham.

The cafe will happen every month in the M&S cafe in Westfield, and is part of M&S’ campaign, Plan A, to encourage staff to volunteer.

Linda Cairns from the Royal Voluntary Service said: “Staying social and connected with our local community is an important driver for better health and wellbeing, particularly in later life.

“We are working with M&S to create this new group to help bring people together in Newham. We hope older residents will join us for what is set to be an informal and fun morning.”

The next event will take place on August 15 from 10.30-11am and booking isn’t required. It’s free to attend and there’ll be a £1 discount on hot drinks.

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