OLD Thorns Country Golf Hotel arranged one of their special afternoon teas for clients of Liphook’s Day Centre.

A total of six staff members served 25 elderly members of the parish, who live alone, with plates of sandwiches, cream scones and cakes.

Clients were collected by volunteers drivers and taken to the Peak Centre, in Midhurst Road, where they received star treatment.

The occasion was arranged by Old Thorns as a pay-back to the Day Centre, who gifted several wheelchairs to the Griggs Green hotel’S charity last year.

Managing director Cathal Lynch told The Herald: “The Old Thorns team were delighted to be the recipients of several wheelchairs last year from the Day Centre. What better way to celebrate their generosity with afternoon tea Old Thorns-style – delivered and served to the gents and ladies by our team including Stuart Long, Mitchel Bowling, Sarah Shore, Kyle Gilmour and Brad Fitchett.

“As business owners, it can be challenging to squeeze another minute into your hectic day. It’s important to make the most of every opportunity and to make a difference or create a lasting memory.

“This year, we are committed to boosting our community involvement, while finding ways to motivate our employees and network with other professionals in the community to give a little back.”

The Day Centre is a registered charity that provides a friendly and essential service to local elderly residents in the parish. Volunteer helpers and drivers are always needed.

•For more information contact managers Penny Leigh or Diane Dormer on (01428) 724941.