Amberley's Hill House is hosting an open house for visitors at its afternoon tea party on Saturday, August 17 (3-5.30pm).

The house, which is held in trust from the Brooke and Beatty family, offers free retreat accommodation for people who have sought sanctuary in the UK.

The afternoon event is to welcome local residents to learn about the aims of Hill House with an introduction on the day (4pm) as to how refugees, asylum seekers and survivors of trafficking and torture benefit from the home's respite facilities.

Volunteers who may like to share a skill or interest with refugee communities will be particularly welcomed.

"Come and learn about the house and its purpose to provide well-being activities for all, especially those seeking refuge," a spokeperson said.

"Find out what is happening with the project, and contribute ideas."

Games, talks and teas will be on offer, as will pancakes.

Visitors are asked to bring cold drinks and cakes to share.

Enquiries to Caroline on 07968 092747

Hill House is located three doors along from The Black Horse.