Plea for visitors for the elderly

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AN organisation which looks after the interests of older people is appealing for more volunteers to come forward to make a difference to the life of older lonely people in the Fens.

Age UK Cambridgeshire is looking for volunteer visitors and is offering training and support for those interested in giving up time for a weekly hour-long visit.

“The person you will be visiting will be in need of social contact and your visit will be a vital link with the community they have become detached from,” the organisation said in a press release this week.

“We are in particular need of volunteers in March, Chatteris and Wisbech, if you have an hour a week to sp are and would like more information, contact Dee Potter on 0845 521 3481 Monday to Thursday 8.30am-4.30pm for an informal chat.”

Volunteer applications are subject to an enhanced satisfactory CRB disclosure and two references. Reasonable expenses are also paid.