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Did you know that over five million older people are affected by loneliness and this is on the rise?

We meet elderly and disabled people on a daily basis and understand how wide spread loneliness is and what an awful effect it can have on people’s lives. As a result we want to help Friends of the Elderly on their campaign to combat the issue. In partnership with and Keighley Cougar’s Rugby Club we’re hosting a Be A Friend tea party on Wednesday 25 March from 2pm in our lovely new showroom.

Everyone is invited to come along and enjoy the entertainment, free refreshments, cakes and scones – please feel free to bring along your own baking to share with the group. Whether by yourself, with a friend or family member, the tea party is a chance to get out of the house, meet like-minded people, catch up with friends and chat the afternoon away at your leisure.  Fruit tea

We’re also looking for volunteers to Be A Friend for the afternoon and to help out with the event. Contact 0808 178 8487 or email for more information.

10% of any sales made on the day will go to Friends of the Elderly charity.

Our showroom is based on 56 South Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 1DD.

The opening of our J.Mackie showroom

Next week (Wednesday 18 Feb) in our newly refurbished A1 Stairlift’s showroom, we’re having free refreshments & canapes 2-4pm for the opening of our new J.Mackie Gallery in the showroom. His stunning paintings are available to buy.

J.Mackie will be here to talk you through his work and inspiration and answer any questions you might have.

We also have lots of mobility products on offer which you can browse and try out  while you’re here.

There is plenty of parking in our forecourt – we’re based at 56 South Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Showroom 2  J.Mackie Gallery

Linda’s Kitchen – Fruit Tea Bread

Quick teatime treat: Fruit Tea Bread         Fruit tea


125g (4oz) margarine

275ml (half pint) tea

175g (6oz) mixed dried fruit

125g (4oz) caster sugar

250g (9oz) self-raising flour sifted

1 x 5ml (teaspoon) bicarbonate of soda

1 x 2.5ml (half teaspoon) salt

1 x 2.5ml (half teaspoon) mixed spice

Pre-heat oven 180°C / 35°F / Gas mark no.4

  1. Grease and bottom line a 1kg (2lb) loaf tin
  2. Place margarine, tea, sugar and fruit in a saucepan stirring continuously over low heat, bring to boil and simmer for 4 mins. Allow to cool.
  3. Mix thoroughly with dry ingredients. Place in tin. Bake for 60-75 mins on middle shelf.
  4. Serve sliced with butter.

Variation: Use 6oz sultanas and grated rind of orange instead of mixed spice.