Volunteers can make a difference

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A successful and informative day was held at St Peter’s Church in March attended by Age UK volunteers from the Hunts, East Cambs and Fenland areas, who came together to listen to talks which included the role of volunteers, the ageing process and the safe guarding of vulnerable adults and alcohol misuse.

It was a good time to share experiences as volunteers and give a broader perspective of Age UK Cambridgeshire’s aims.

The Age UK Cambridgeshire Visiting Scheme offers support for people who are isolated and lonely. There is a waiting list of clients in the Wisbech and Whittlesey areas and volunteers are needed to assist Age UK with its work helping these people. Volunteers play an important role in helping to support and enhance the life of the elderly and lonely.

It can make such a difference by visiting someone once a week for an hour for a chat, cup of tea, game of cards or perhaps a trip out.

Dee Potter, volunteer organiser, wants to hear from anyone who would like to know more about this opportunity. Call 0845 521 3481 or email dee.potter@ageukcambridgeshire.org.uk