Rushden tea party in support of charity helping people with arthritis

The tea party is taking place in Rushden next month

The tea party is taking place in Rushden next month

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A tea party is being held in Rushden in recognition of World Arthritis Day.

Time for Tea is Arthritis Care’s tea party to mark World Arthritis Day, which is taking place on Wednesday, October 12.

The Rushden and Higham branch of Arthritis Care is inviting people to join them by bringing together family, friends, neighbours and colleagues to make time for tea and have fun while raising funds to support the services of Arthritis Care UK.

The tea party will take place at St Peter’s Catholic Church Hall in Higham Road, Rushden, from 2pm on October 12 and the entrance cost of £2 includes tea and a piece of cake.

There will be a raffle and various stalls, including a bring and buy stall.

Arthritis is the biggest cause of pain and physical disability in the UK.

It is inflammation of the joints and most with the condition will experience pain and difficulty moving around.

About 65 per cent of people with arthritis have difficulty making a cup of tea when pain is at its most severe.

There are about 10 million people with arthritis and 15,000 of those are children and young people.

It is not clear what causes arthritis and there is no cure at present, but there is plenty that can be done to help sufferers manage their condition and lead a full and active life.

For more information go to www.arthritiscare.org.uk or call free telephone helpline on 0808 800 4050.

The Rushden and Higham branch meets on the second Monday of each month at St Peter’s Catholic Church Hall and the contact telephone number for membership is 01933 357429.

A spokesman for the branch said: “Please do make time for tea and come and join us.

“Together we can make sure no one faces arthritis alone.”