The kettle boiled in Kettlethorpe Community Centre on Wednesday (10 June) when cakes provided by WDH, Asda and Wakefield Council were served as part of “The Big Lunch”.
The annual nationwide event is designed to bring neighbourhoods together and foster friendship and community spirit.
The tea party attracted dozens of people who enjoyed fresh strawberries, scones and cakes washed down with tea made by Asda Community Life colleagues Ann Sapi and Lisa Staggs.
Some of the guests were existing users of the centre, including a group of sequence dancing friends who meet on Monday evenings and had seen a poster advertising the event.
WDH Tenant Involvement Officer Chris Croxall, who joined Councillor Monica Graham and Wakefield Council Engagement Officer Joe Ackroyd in serving the tea, said: “It’s a partnership approach between WDH, Wakefield Council and Asda and we have tried to arrange an event in each of the neighbourhoods.
“It’s wonderful to see so many people enjoying a chat over a cuppa and making new friends.”