North Cheshire Jewish Primary School pupils hosted more than 20 clients of The Fed’s Volunteer Service Department at a one of the charity’s ‘Coffee Stops’ last week, treating them to an afternoon of socialising and songs.

The afternoon was a great hit with both the pupils and their older friends. From the welcoming party of half a dozen Year 6 pupils who took people’s coats and showed them to their seats, to the ensemble performance which concluded the entertainment, the event had been very thoughtfully planned with interactions transcended any barrier in age and everyone enjoying a wonderful afternoon.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the whole afternoon,” said one very satisfied client.

“I never normally come to these events but would love to come again in the future. It was lovely and really made me smile – the children we so polite.

“The Fed do an amazing job and I am so grateful to them.”

Coffee Stops are an important part of The Fed’s strategy to combat social isolation and loneliness and offer a wonderful way of meeting other people for those who are in need of company. For many they are their only opportunity to socialise with a few people at the same time, rather than one on one.

The regular get-togethers are held at different venues in and around the community – such as community centres, shuls, schools, shopping, and garden centres.

Volunteers help with transporting people to and from events and with encouraging people to chat and mingle.

If you or anyone you know would benefit from attending a Coffee Stop, or any other services offered by The Fed, please call for advice on 0161 772 4800 or email If you would be interested in volunteering for The Fed at Coffee Stops or in any other capacity please call the same number or email