Elaine Paige OBE

Elaine Paige, Royal Voluntary Service Ambassador
Elaine Paige OBE became an Ambassador for Royal Voluntary Service in February 2018.  First Lady of Musical Theatre Elaine plays a pivotal role in promoting the work the charity does helping communities and hospitals through its 20,000 volunteers.

She had the opportunity to meet some of Royal Voluntary Service’s volunteers at an event at Clarence House hosted by charity President, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, to celebrate the contribution older people make to society, particularly those who volunteer.

"I’m so pleased to be joining Royal Voluntary Service as an Ambassador, particularly in its anniversary year. I think the charity’s volunteers do a remarkable job keeping older people happy and engaged in their local communities and helping out in hospitals. With an ageing population, we need more of them than ever."

Elaine Paige OBE
Most recently Elaine helped us to celebrate our 80th Anniversary at a photography exhibition The Gift of Time at gallery@oxo, in London where together with volunteers, supporters, partners, staff and some well-known names, we unveiled our display of compelling images from 1938 to the modern-day, We also exhibited our present services in a suite of images taken by renowned celebrity photographer Nicky Johnston.

To further mark the opening of exhibition, Elaine recreated one of the most arresting images from our archives, Miss Mercury of the WVS (as Royal Voluntary Service was formerly known).

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Image: Nicky Johnston

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