A MINISTRY focused on supporting older people through church volunteers is thanking a Barrow business.

As restrictions begin to lift, Anna Chaplaincy are working in partnership with Dunelm Store, on Hollywood Retail Park.

Dunelm has offered their Pausa Café as a meeting space.

Every Wednesday evening while the store is still open, both shoppers and non-shoppers can go to the drop-in session between 5.40pm-7pm.

Babs Lowes, Anna Chaplain said: “The elderly people in particular have felt so isolated these last 18 months. We really care about that and we would like to treat them with the utmost kindness at the drop-in’. Please come and have a free cuppa and a chat. You will be warmly welcomed.”

Jon Sparks, Manager of Barrow's Dunelm said: “We were delighted when Babs approached us because as a store we like to think we care for and are here for our elderly community. We sincerely hope we provide them with excellent customer service,”

Martin Cooper, Chair of the Barrow Anna Chaplaincy Steering Group said: “We are very grateful to the Manager and staff at Dunelm for making the space available for people to gather to share their story of this past eighteen months."