The Carers Sitter Service celebrates at 20th birthday tea

From left, back, co-ordinator Marjorie Boxall-Hunt, Stephanie Terrey, Pat Burrell and Barbara Williams; front, Hazel Redshaw, Barbara Russell, Stan Russell and chairman Pauline Adkins
From left, back, co-ordinator Marjorie Boxall-Hunt, Stephanie Terrey, Pat Burrell and Barbara Williams; front, Hazel Redshaw, Barbara Russell, Stan Russell and chairman Pauline Adkins

Carers celebrated the 20th anniversary of a support service with a tea party.

The Carers Sitter Service has been providing respite for people in Stamford, Bourne and The Deepings for 20 years.

It provides volunteers to sit with people for a few hours while their carer enjoys a break.

The celebrations took place at the Catholic Church meeting room in Deeping St James on Tuesday last week.

Administrator Steph Terrey said: “We provide a chance for carers who are housebound because of the 24-hour care they provide for dependent relatives and friends to have a few hours break.

“It was founded 20 years ago and we celebrated this by holding a tea party for existing and past carers, those they care for and our volunteers.”

To find out more about the service contact Marjorie Boxall-Hunt on 01780 481480 or email sitterservice@tiscali.co.uk.

Pictured enjoying the tea party are, from left, back, co-ordinator Marjorie Boxall-Hunt, Stephanie Terrey, Pat Burrell and Barbara Williams; front, Hazel Redshaw, Barbara Russell, Stan Russell and chairman Pauline Adkins Photo: MSMP240913-016ow