KCFM holds afternoon tea for the elderly

KCFM has hosted an afternoon tea party, putting on food and entertainment for elderly people who are alone and isolated at Christmas.

The Afternoon Tea took place on 20th December at the Freedom Centre in Hull.

The station says it wanted to do something that would make a difference this Christmas, and working with local community groups across East Yorkshire it identified those most vulnerable and isolated and invited 38 of them to be spoilt and enjoy a great afternoon.

Everyone from local taxi firms to the venue itself offered their services free of charge to ensure those attending didn’t have anything to worry about were just able to focus on having a great time. Guests were provided with a full afternoon tea, along with entertainment from some local acts and even presents to take home.

This is the first year that KCFM have hosted an event of this nature and plan on continuing the idea.

KCFM’s Programme Manager Sam Heywood said of the event: “So many of our listeners have given up their time and resources or donated gifts for our guests, helping make sure it’ll really be a special afternoon. The most important thing we can offer is a good natter – so the whole KCFM team are going down on the day to say hi. It’s the opportunity to meet others and have a good gossip that makes such a difference. Next year I want to do something even bigger!

KCFM had support from many local businesses and people, including a Christmas Cake from Sugar and Spice, entertainment from Rich Daniels, Becky Norman and the children from Italia Conti Hull.

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