Cosy Club Bournemouth are launching a Christmas campaign to help end loneliness after discovering that almost one in five Brits expect to be lonely this festive period.
Continuing their partnership with Independent Age, Cosy Club are aiming to combat loneliness through the power of tea this Christmas. Independent Age is an older peoples’ charity who will be helping those in need this winter. Cosy Club will donate 10p from every tea they sell to the charity, with the vital fundraising running from 21 November to 24 December.
With almost one in five Brits expected to spend Christmas alone this year (19%) and over one in four people (26%) expressing concern about older relatives being on their own this Christmas, the effects can be devastating.
Amber Wood, Managing Director of Cosy Club said: “Loneliness is an issue which becomes increasingly apparent over the festive period and affects all ages across the country. We’re thrilled that we’ll be continuing our partnership with Independent Age and hope that the 10p donation from every cup of tea will aid in their fight against loneliness this Christmas.”
The campaign builds on the existing Free Teas For Those In Need campaign with Independent Age, which offers a free cup of tea to anyone who is feeling lonely. This happens at Cosy Club every Wednesday from 10am to 11am and encourages people to connect and chat with others while enjoying a free cup of tea.
Commenting on the initiative, Lucy Harmer, Director of Services at Independent Age, said: “With the help of each donation, we’ll be continuing our battle against loneliness and encouraging many to reach out to lonely family members and friends and ensure they don’t spend another Christmas alone.”
Cosy Club’s 10p tea donations to Independent Age will be running across all Cosy Club restaurants in the UK. For more information, click here.