The Rainbows present their cheque for £82 to Pippa May. Picture: Tony Jones.

A group of young West Norfolk residents have raised money and helped an older generation.

A special tea held by the 1st Terrington St Clement Rainbows last month proved to be a great success.

The young members heard a piece about the West Norfolk Befriending organisation on radio station KL.FM.

The befriending group was founded in 2002 and helps alleviate social isolation of older people living in West Norfolk.

The Rainbows contacted the charity after hearing the broadcast and decided to help.

“I had a phone call asking if there were any older people in the area who would like to come to a tea party the Rainbows would organise for them,” said Pippa May, chief executive of West Norfolk Befriending.

“It was a lovely thing to do,” she added.

The Rainbows organised the party for March 19 and also held a fundraising raffle to help boost funds.

They presented their cheque this week during a regular meeting at the village’s Scout and Guide Hall.

The befrienders match isolated people with a volunteer who visits them regularly.

For further details on the befriending group see

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