On Tuesday 17th October Elaine attended the Royal Voluntary Service launch of their ‘Our Amazing People’ campaign. Hosted at Clarence House by HRH Duchess of Cornwall, President of Royal Voluntary Service, other guests included Dame Patricia Routledge DBE, Felicity Kendal CBE, Wayne Sleep OBE, Brian Blessed OBE, Rt Hon. Ann Widdecombe DSG and Maureen Lipman CBE.
The campaign celebrates the talents and skills of older people and the contribution they make to society – particularly those who volunteer. Each year, the charity’s 25,000 volunteers, a significant number of whom are over 65, gift 500,000 working days to their communities through their voluntary service.
The campaign was also developed to challenge stereotypical views of older age and to redefine the term O.A.P – Our Amazing People.
Royal Voluntary Service is one of Britain’s largest volunteering charities with over 25,000 volunteers supporting over 100,000 older people each month in hospitals and the community. The focus is on building confidence, improving well-being and keeping loneliness at bay through an array of social activities and more structured support. The charity is also one of the largest retailers in the NHS, with its network of cafés and shops providing a valued haven in hospitals.
To donate please visit: https://www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/donate