Wisbech day centres appeal for volunteers

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Two Wisbech day centres are appealing for more volunteers to help make a difference to the lives of pensioners in the area.

Age UK Cambridgeshire is appealing for more people to come forward and help at its day centres in The Oasis Centre and Boyden Court.

The charity is trying to shake off the old-fashioned image of day centres but say activities allow older people to make friends and get away from isolation.

Volunteer organiser Dee Potter explained: “Age UK Cambridgeshire believes that age needs respect, it needs kindness and sometimes it needs help.

“Too many people experience difficulties as they grow older.

“We cannot promise everyone good health, but we will campaign for the appropriate care and support for all of us. Where we find loneliness, we will reach out. Where age becomes difficult, we will try to lighten the load.”

The Wisbech centres are managed by experienced staff supported by volunteers, who make a real difference to the lives of the members who attend.

Clients enjoy a hot meal and refreshments, along with games, quizzes, entertainment, speakers and outings.

Dee says volunteers find the experience very rewarding. She said: “You may have a desire to make a difference to the lives of others or a feeling to be part of a team.”

For more information on volunteering at the centres contact Dee on 0845 521 3481 or email: dee.potter@ageukcambridgeshire.org.uk