The WRVS stages the Great Brew Break

WRVS staff who are staging  The Great Brew Bake in order to raise funds to maintain services to the elderly as the charity is now having to become independent.''Pictured: Amanda Rutterford (Part Time Administrator and Criver) and Agnes McDonald (Administrator)
WRVS staff who are staging The Great Brew Bake in order to raise funds to maintain services to the elderly as the charity is now having to become independent.''Pictured: Amanda Rutterford (Part Time Administrator and Criver) and Agnes McDonald (Administrator)
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The Women’s Royal Voluntary Service’s Great Brew Break will be held in Bury St Edmunds tomorrow.

People are being encouraged to enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake at the WRVS offices in Chase Road, off the Northern Way Industrial Estate.

The event is being staged to help raise vital funds for the charity, which delivers services to help alleviate loneliness among older people.

Changes to legislation mean the organisation, which runs Suffolk’s meals on wheels service, now has to become completely self-funding.

The Great Brew Break is being held nationally but the best performing WRVS group will receive £5,000 in funding.

Caroline Parr, locality manager, said: “We want people to come along and help make this the best.”

As well as the meals on wheels service, which supplies 17,139 meals throughout Suffolk, and community transport, the WRVS wants to create a new befriending service for elderly people.

The event in Bury will take place between 11am and 1pm..

A fun day is also being staged on April 21.