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Meet new people with a cup of tea in hand at Brentwood's Friendship Cafe today

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 December 2018

Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/PA Images

Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/PA Images

Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/PA Images

Is your New Year's resolution to make new friends?

The Friendship Cafe. Picture: Brentwood Borough CouncilThe Friendship Cafe. Picture: Brentwood Borough Council

Well why wait when you can start today and meet new people at the borough’s Friendship Cafe.

The free event where residents can go along and have a cup of tea today, Friday, December 28, from 1-3.30pm at Merrymeade House, Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood.

The free event is being run by the council, with refreshments provided by Merrymeade Café.

It is supported by the local authority’s health and wellbeing board and aims to provide a little bit of company for those who may not want to be on their own during this time.

Chairwoman of the health and wellbeing board, Councillor Olivia Sanders, said: “Often just after Christmas, when family and friends may have gone home, is a time when some people can feel socially isolated or lonely.

“We are encouraging residents to come along to the café, have a cuppa, chat to other residents and make new friends.”

For more information, call Jo Grant on 01277 312688

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