Silver Sunday Tea Dance
Our Come Eat Together team were pleased to support Silver Sunday this year by hosting a Tea Dance at the beautiful Leeholme and Coundon Miners Welfare Hall in County Durham. Over 40 older people came together to Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha and Quickstep to their favourite music.
Held on Sunday 4 October in connection with the Sir Simon Milton Foundation, Silver Sunday is a national celebration of older people and their contribution to communities and also a chance to keep active in body and spirit, try new things and, ultimately, overcome loneliness.
Dancing began at two o’clock and the floor was never empty until the serving of afternoon tea. Volunteers from Leeholme and Coundon Community Association helped to serve a delicious selection of sandwiches and cakes washed down with cups of tea. There was a raffle, with prizes ranging from scarfs to chocolates, followed by more dancing.
The Come Eat Together Team will be working closely with Leeholme and Coundon Community Association to hold future events and develop an exciting new lunch club to be held monthly at the Welfare Hall.