Leeds Irish afternoon tea celebrations

Leeds Irish Health and Homes marked International Day of Older People in celebratory fashion this month as they held an afternoon tea dance at Queen’s Hall.

Over 120 people turned out for the occasion, which included live music from an Irish band and a light lunch and tea, as well as a performance from Leeds University Irish Dancing Society.

The charity, which was established in 1996, has become a fundamental part of the Leeds Irish community  and offers housing support, social and support groups among other services, and boasts 121 advice and support volunteering opportunities.

Ant O’Hanlon, Leeds Irish Health and Homes CEO said: “International Day of Older People is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and engage with older people in our community. We believe social events like this relieve loneliness and isolation and encourage people to be as active as possible.”

The event proved to be such a great success that the organisation have pledged to run similar events in the New Year due to popular demand, and will be announcing dates and details at a later date.

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