People on Skye are being asked to volunteer to help a charity working to alleviate loneliness among older people.
Re-engage, formerly known as Contact the Elderly, tackles social isolation through regular Sunday afternoon tea parties and other activities.
It is looking to set up its first group on the island in Dunvegan.
The monthly events are usually held in a local host’s home and guests are chauffeured to and from the gatherings by a fleet of volunteer drivers – a crucial service which solves any transport worries for those who have difficulty getting out and about.
Denise Robson, the charity’s development officer for the north, said: “Social isolation is one of society’s biggest problems, especially among the older generation.
“But we have seen the huge difference social events like ours can make to someone who perhaps doesn’t have the chance to interact with others as much as they would like.
“Making friendships and meaningful connections is vital to wellbeing and we would love to hear from locals on Skye who can help us enrich the lives of the older generation in their community.”
Volunteer hosts are expected to invite a small group of guests into their homes for afternoon tea two or three times a year.
Drivers are asked to devote a Sunday afternoon once a month to the charity.
To find out more, contact Denise Robson at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01542 285010 or 07856 352464.