Asda invites older people for coffee and pastries morning

At the coffee and pastries morning are, from left, Joyce Turner, Age UK Sunderland co-ordinator Jacky Dodds, Asda Washington community colleague Maureen Wallwark, and Catherine Welsh''.
At the coffee and pastries morning are, from left, Joyce Turner, Age UK Sunderland co-ordinator Jacky Dodds, Asda Washington community colleague Maureen Wallwark, and Catherine Welsh''.
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Members of Sunderland’s Age UK group were invited to Asda Washington to catch up over coffee and pastries.

Colleagues at the supermarket prepared a selection of bakery goods for attendees, including brioche rolls, maple and pecan plaits, vanilla crème crowns, as well as juices, tea and coffee.

Members and colleagues alike enjoyed getting to know one another during the event.

Support worker at Age UK Sunderland, Jacklyn Dodds, said: “We were thrilled to be invited to Asda for the coffee morning. Our members really enjoyed getting to know the team and the pastries were delicious!

“On behalf of everyone here at Age UK Sunderland, we’d like to thank the Asda team for their kind support.”

Community champion at Asda Washington, Maureen Wallwork, said: “It was great to invite such a friendly group of people down to our cafeteria for the event.”

The pastries, coffees and conversation went down a treat with everyone.”

Age UK Sunderland has been supporting the elderly throughout Tyne and Wear for over 60 years, helping 2,000 older people every week. The charity runs weekly lunch clubs, inviting members to socialise over food and drink, helping to combat social isolation in the local community.