Thank you to caring volunteers

Age UK Volunteer Social and Lunch at March Library.'Gill Barnes (front right)(visiting scheme team leader), with Dee Potter (thrid right standing)(visiting scheme team assistant)'www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto
Age UK Volunteer Social and Lunch at March Library.'Gill Barnes (front right)(visiting scheme team leader), with Dee Potter (thrid right standing)(visiting scheme team assistant)'www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto

VOLUNTEERS from the Age UK visiting scheme were thanked on Wednesday for the time they give to people who are often isolated or lonely in their own homes.

A lunch was held at March Library for the volunteers from Fenland and East Cambs and it was attended by scheme team leader Gill Barnes and volunteer co-ordinator Dee Potter.

Dee explained Cambridgeshire has around 300 clients and the volunteers are essential.

The scheme is always looking for more help, particularly people with time to spare in the Chatteris and March areas.

If you have a minimum of an hour a week to give up to visit elderly people for a chat or play games, it can really make a difference and brighten their day.

Dee said people look forward to the volunteers visiting and it helps to relieve isolation and boredom.

To volunteer or to find out more about the scheme, contact Dee on 0845 5213481.