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Brewing Positivity and Connection

At Dorset Tea, we believe that a cup of tea is more than just a drink - it's a moment of connection, a gesture of warmth, and a symbol of comfort. That's why we were thrilled to partner with In Jolly Good Company, a local charity dedicated to combating loneliness and fostering community spirit among older adults.

Brewing Community Spirit

In Jolly Good Company is a remarkable organisation that creates opportunities for older adults to come together, share stories, and enjoy each other's company. Their mission aligns perfectly with our belief that tea can bring people closer and make moments more meaningful. By supporting this wonderful charity, our aim was to contribute to their efforts in making every gathering a jolly good one.

They offer indoor and outdoor sessions that encourage people to stay physically and mentally active. One of these activities is the ‘Step Outside’ gardening group, which is a collaborative project between Wimborne Dementia Friendly Community, National Trust, Dorset Council, and In Jolly Good Company. We joined them on the 24th May to present donation and of course lots of lovely tea!

The ‘Step Outside’ gardening group sessions are held every 2nd and 4th Friday afternoon at Kingston Lacy allotments, and each is 2 hours long. Activities include gardening, relaxing, chatting and catching up, cutting flowers, harvesting, walking, and arts and crafts. The group meets from March to October, with volunteers caring for the allotment over the winter months.

Sarah Rampton, Director at In Jolly Good Company, said “This was a wonderful opportunity for us to put on an event and thank our volunteers and guests. I can’t think of anything better than bringing people down to the allotments for some delicious Dorset Tea and amazing cream teas from All Hallows Farmhouse Cookery School. It is the perfect way to spend an afternoon.”

Why This Matters

Loneliness is a growing issue, especially among older adults, and it's crucial to address it with compassion and creativity. By partnering with In Jolly Good Company, we aim to highlight the importance of social connections and support networks. We believe that small acts, like sharing a cup of tea, can make a big difference in someone's day and contribute to their overall well-being.

Join Us in Making a Difference

At Dorset Tea, we're more than just a tea company—we're a part of the community. And through our partnership with In Jolly Good Company, we're committed to brewing positivity, one cup at a time. If you know anyone who may benefit from the wonderful work of In Jolly Good Company, they would love to hear from you, and you can reach them here.