Afternoon Tea Boxes Initiative
Members of the Mid and East Antrim Loneliness Network, Volunteer Now and Larne Community Development Project joined together to secure funding from the Northern Trust’s Activity Programme to provide ‘Afternoon Tea Boxes’ to 25 individuals deemed lonely and isolated living within the Larne area.
A small Larne based business was approached and agreed to provide these boxes. Referrals came from the NHSCT and within the Loneliness Network for those individuals living in rural areas that potentially miss out on community support. The Lord Mayor, Mr Pete Johnston, launched the initiative on Friday 19 March and members of the Network helped deliver the tea boxes to 25 individuals who were not only delighted to receive them but really appreciated the doorstep chat. This also provided us with the opportunity to connect with each one and see how we could provide future help/support. A big thank you to the Northern Trust for the funding.