New world record in bid to stop loneliness

PENSIONERS helped set a new Guinness World Record for knitting the world s biggest tea cosy. Residents of Woodlands View Residential and Nursing Home, on Magpie Crescent in Stevenage, took part in the record-breaking bid. It aimed to raise awareness of Bu

PENSIONERS helped set a new Guinness World Record for knitting the world's biggest tea cosy.

Residents of Woodlands View Residential and Nursing Home, on Magpie Crescent in Stevenage, took part in the record-breaking bid.

It aimed to raise awareness of Bupa's Communi-tea Week (April 20 to 26), which encourages people to hold tea parties and help tackle the issue of isolation and loneliness for older people.

Residents in more than 300 Bupa care homes across the UK, Spain and New Zealand took part in the record attempt.

Residents at the Stevenage home will be hosting an afternoon tea party on Friday, April 24, as part of Communi-tea Week and to celebrate the new world record.

Jacqueline Jackson, home manager, said: "Not that we ever need an excuse to put the kettle on, but now we can raise our mugs in celebration of a great cause and a world record.

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"Communi-tea Week offers the perfect chance to help someone who may be struggling on their own, so there'll be plenty of tea and entertainment to welcome any new friends and faces."

Members of the community who would like to attend the tea party, call Woodlands View Residential and Nursing Home on 01438 740230.

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