A SCHOOL hosted a great elderly tea party as part of a youth-led social initiative.

The Let's Be Foundation, a social initiative at The Hollins in Accrington, aims to empower and give its pupils the platform to serve their local community and beyond.

The Foundation is run entirely by young people aged 11 to 16 and focuses on three priority areas – helping people in need and the homeless, tackling social isolation amongst the elderly and supporting people with illness.

As part of the initiative the team hosted ‘the great elderly tea party’ at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel with more than 120 guests from across East Lancashire attending.

Guests enjoyed a traditional English afternoon tea and live entertainment from the school choir and Didsbury String Quartet.

Guest Sheila Clay said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, it has been wonderful.

"The pupils are a credit to the school and their parents”.

Joyce Edgar said “It was such a lovely afternoon.

"The pupils have all been wonderful, they are all so chatty and polite."

The Hollins and Let’s Be Foundation hope the event will be run annually.