Southern Befrienders to celebrate 10th anniversary

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A Port St Mary-based charity that provides support to people in their later years will be celebrating their 10th anniversary with afternoon tea and a fete at the weekend.

Taking place in Port St Mary Town Hall between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday, the event is open to all with tickets costing £4 per person.

Southern Befrienders offers support to older people who may suffer with feelings of loneliness or social isolation.

Manager Lorna Trevethan said: ‘Southern Befrienders wants to celebrate all that it has achieved in the 10 years since it was established by bringing the southern community together.

‘We think that it is important to mark this milestone and thank the people in the south of the island for all their support,’ she added.

Saturday’s event is being supported by 20 volunteers from Zurich International Life, Living Hope Community Church and Men in Sheds.

Merita Taylor, marketing manager at Zurich, said: ‘The charity does a very valuable job supporting elderly people living in the south of the island and we know that this event will provide a great deal of enjoyment for them, as well as raise much-needed funds.’

Visit www.southernbefrienders.im or find the charity on Facebook. For tickets, call 833025 or email southernbefrienders@manx.net or sbevents@manx.net

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