Meet 96 year old Albert, and his befriending volunteer, Toni.
She visits Albert once a week for a cup of tea and a chat; “We chat, we laugh, we talk politics. I’ve learnt so much history from Albert.”
Our befriending service matches older and vulnerable customers with volunteers who help them lead more fulfilling independent lives.
Albert is always happy to see his volunteer, Toni: “I’m very lucky that you do come, because it makes my day.”
Toni enjoys visiting Albert and looks forward to visiting him on a Monday, saying “He sets up my week.
“He’s always smiling when I’m with him. It’s nothing to me, just a couple hours a week, but both of us get something out of it.”
If you are interested in becoming a befriending volunteer or having a volunteer visit you call us on 0333 014 3389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.