A POPULAR tea party aimed at combatting loneliness and bringing people together is planning its next event before celebrating its tenth anniversary later this year.

The next Great Get Together Superjam Tea Party is at the Holiday Inn is on Tuesday April 16, with singer Oliver Harris. Tickets are £12 and include afternoon tea and live entertainment.

The Superjam is a 'dementia friendly' event, offering invaluable respite for many families and carers. Special guests this month are the Mayor and Mayoress of Barnsley, Council Mick Stowe and his wife Elaine.

Tickets must be booked in advance (pay on arrival) – to book contact Kathy Markwick, freelance community consultant on 07729 528 844.

Kathy said: "We are extremely grateful to our principal sponsors, Holiday Inn Barnsley, Haywood & Padgett's Bakery, Visiting Angels South Yorks, GXO and Music Makes Memories and to the Barnsley Chronicle as regular features undoubtedly add to the success of this monthly event which will celebrate its 10th birthday in August."

Oliver will also be performing at the next Music Makes Memories' Friendship Lunch at Shaw Lane Sports Centre on Tuesday May 14. Pictured are the Mayor and Mayoress at the last event with Bill Hughes, who is an amazing volunteer at the centre.