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On the first working Monday of every month (Monday is one of my busiest days) I will donate the daily income of Chocolate Tortoise to a selected charity, and post to this blog detailing the charity chosen. This blog is not intended to tell the world how generous I am. I am less generous than many people. The blog is intended to firstly log who I have donated to, and secondly to hopefully inspire others to do the same, or similar. For more information, see my first post.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

May 2014 – Contact The Elderly

May’s chosen charity is Contact the Elderly.

This is a national, but small scale, charity that uses volunteers to organise, host, and transport local elderly people to regular tea parties for fun and friendship.

A friend of my wife is a volunteer driver for her local branch. A very worthwhile cause, and it also demonstrates that I don’t just choose animal charities!


From their website:

Welcome to contact the elderly

a lifeline of friendship

We organise regular Sunday afternoon tea parties for people over 75, who live with little or no social support.

The afternoons are full of fun and laughter and make a
real difference to the lives of our guests.