It’s not just younger people who rely on technology in today’s digitally inspired age.

Age UK Sutton encourages a technology for all approach and as such will be hosting a Digital Tea Party next month for elderly people.

Their annual event will take place on September 12 at the St.Bede’s Conference in North Cheam from 10am to 1pm.

Sutton’s older residents can learn and develop their technology skills “in a fun and friendly setting”.

Nicola Upton, CEO of Age UK Sutton said: “Getting online can make a huge difference to people’s wellbeing and we are delighted to give Sutton’s older people the chance to experience the benefits digital world has to offer for themselves.

“I encourage people to come along to our Digital Tea Party to understand how digital technology can change their lives for the better. Even if you aren’t sure if it can make a difference, come along anyway - it’s an entertaining event, and there’s always tea and cake.”

Digital technology like laptops and tablets will be available with guests being asked to bring their own devices if they have them.

Volunteers are also being sought to help with the Digital Tea Party.

“You don’t have to be a tech-guru to volunteer,” said Involvement Manager, Holly Lewis. “If you are proficient at using a tablet, laptop or smartphone and have a few hours to spare on September 12, please consider volunteering.”

The CEO of Age UK Sutton, Nicola Upton, also expressed her gratitude to volunteers, delivery partners and donors who she said are integral in making such events possible.

Admission will be £5 which includes refreshments. Payment can be made on the door or you can reserve tickets here