NANCY has just turned 100 and she celebrated her birthday with friends at her local Contact the Elderly tea party in Bridgwater.

Nancy has been a guest of the group for four years, enjoying the company of others and chance to get out of her home, rarely missing a party.

Contact the Elderly organises monthly Sunday afternoon gatherings for small groups of older people aged 75 and over who are dealing with loneliness and social isolation.

Once a month, normally on a Sunday afternoon, each older guest is collected from their home by a Volunteer Driver, and taken to a Volunteer Host’s home, where they join a small group for refreshments, talk and companionship. To find out about volunteering call 01934 316578.