Elderberries in Alnwick garden

Over one hundred people gathered from Alnwick Garden's Elderberries Project today to receive Christmas presents from schoolchildren. The Elderberries Project helps support many older people who feel isolated at this time of year.

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Full Report: The Elderberries' Christmas Party

Loneliness is a growing problem, especially amongst older people and in rural communities where many services are being cut.

But, a scheme based at The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland is helping to get more people out and about.

The Elderberries are a group who meet up whenever they can for whatever they fancy - and today they had the help of local school children to get into the Christmas spirit.

You can watch the full report from Helen Pearson below.

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