Lindum York has donated time to help local charity Wetherby in Support of the Elderly to redecorate its café.

The charity hires out the café in Boston Spa for three days a week to provide a place for older people to socialise over a pot of tea and a snack. The café had become tired over time and needed some patching up and redecorating.

Lindum Customer Care General Operative Matthew Key spent two days with the charity decorating the café, repainting three coloured walls and one white, and doing some DIY.

Christine, who runs the WiSE Owl Café with Jane, said: “A huge thank you to Lindum York for repainting the café for us, practical donations like this really do make a difference. We have a high footfall of visitors throughout the week, so the paintwork can look a little tired after a while. Our café is looking as good as new now. Thank you!”

WiSE work across villages and wards across Leeds and the surrounding areas to improve the quality of life for over 60s. It provides a befriending service, matching isolated or vulnerable people living alone with a volunteer for companionship, as well as transport services to help people get around.

James Nellist, Lindum York Managing Director, said: “It is fantastic to be able to support charities in our area and to help WiSE to continue to provide what is an important social space for elderly people.

“It is amazing to see the improvements made and the impact a refurbishment makes on the feel of such an important facility. We are very happy to have been able to play a part in helping WiSE to keep the café open and continue to allow elderly people in the area to benefit from the company and companionship it brings, whilst enjoying a cup of tea, or perhaps something a little stronger.”