Join the WRVS Great Brew Break at Kirklees College in Dewsbury

HELPING HAND Jodie Drury at the Batley Centre offers regular help for the elderly.
HELPING HAND Jodie Drury at the Batley Centre offers regular help for the elderly.
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People are being invited to pop in for a cuppa and support the Great Brew Break, which aims to tackle loneliness among to elderly.

The Women’s Royal Voluntary Service’s Batley branch is raising money to provide help for isolated people in Kirklees.

The Great Brew Break project is inviting people to go along to Kirklees College in Dewsbury and enjoy a cup of tea and cake.

It will take place on Monday from 11am.

WRVS member Sarah Mokrysz said: “We’ve all pulled together to arrange this great event.

“The money we raise will help us provide vital support to older people in Kirklees.

“We’d love everyone to hold a Great Brew Break of their own to raise money so we can reach more older people.”

“Donations can go a long way especially in keeping our valuable services running for older people in Kirklees”.

The WRVS supports more than 100,000 older people each month stay independent in their own homes.

As well as meals on wheels and community transport, the charity provides a befriending service for the elderly.

To help launch the Great Brew Break project, the charity researched the tea drinking habits of Brits, which revealed some surprising results.

Figures show people in Yorkshire and Humber have the least sweetest tooth, with just 26 per cent taking sugar.

The Scots topped the table with 41 per cent adding the sweetener to their brew.

Only three per cent of people in Yorkshire and Humber revealed they have a biscuit with their tea, compared to 20 per cent of Londoners.

The research also casts light on other tea drinking habits.

The figures revealed 
almost 40 per cent of us always use the same mug and many of us are so picky that we won’t let anyone else make our tea for us.

The WRVS has a long history associated with tea, having served it to comfort and revive people for almost 75 years.