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The Rural Coffee Caravan are coming to Elmswell for Silver Sunday




'Come and share a pot of tea, our welcome is warm and our friendship free’ is the motto of the Rural Coffee Caravan based in Diss.

On Sunday 4 October, at the Blackbourne Centre in Elmswell, the coffee caravan will be tackling loneliness within the older generation, through an afternoon of tea, cake, live music and dancing.

Jo Reeder CEO of charity BSEVC said: "Creating community experiences that encourage inclusion has never been more important as we start to re-engage with friends, family and communities following the challenges of the last year or more.

The Rural Coffee Caravan tours Suffolk bringing communities together.
The Rural Coffee Caravan tours Suffolk bringing communities together.

We would encourage people to come along, bring a friend, tell your neighbours and join us for a great party!"

The roaming vehicle travels across Suffolk bringing people together to defeat the ever-growing issue that isolation presents.

Talented local vocalist Chelsea Francis will be performing at the event which is part of a national day combating loneliness.

The Rural Coffee Caravan tours Suffolk bringing communities together.
The Rural Coffee Caravan tours Suffolk bringing communities together.

Once a week the coffee van hosts MeetUpMondays, where people can enjoy free tea and cake whilst chatting to friendly faces.

As well as this the organisation hosts tea dances, golden age fairs, community cream teas and concerts with the Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra

The Rural Coffee Caravan is partnering with charity BSEVC who organise monthly ‘Chinwags’ for Age UK Suffolk, which have inspired the concept behind 'Songs and Scones.'

The event begins at two o'clock, finishing at half four.

Whilst the event is free, those wishing to attend need to book tickets through the Rural Coffee Caravan website.

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