Felicity Kendal CBE
Felicity Kendal has been an ambassador for Royal Voluntary Service since 2011, and has played a vital part in many of our campaigns to help older people across the country.
During April 2019, Felicity supported us in a drive to provide more opportunities for older people to enjoy the benefits of an active social life by calling on community-minded individuals, groups of friends or teams to set up new social groups and activities across Great Britain which in turn would be funded by funds raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Royal Voluntary Service research published at the time of the campaign demonstrated that millions of Britain’s older population are refusing to let age get in the way of an active social life and new friendships.
Best known as the star of 'The Good Life' and 'Rosemary and Thyme', Felicity, has even gotten stuck into a little volunteering herself, having spent the day as a volunteer, delivering healthy meals and a friendly face to older people across Liss in Hampshire.
Felicity was 'amazed' at the difference the work of the charity makes to the quality of life of older people.
"As we get older it’s vital that we have the support we need to live the life we choose. The work of Royal Voluntary Service allows older people to retain their independence which in turn helps them maintain their mental and physical health."
Felicity Kendal, Royal Voluntary Service ambassador
Inspired by the dedication and service provided by the team in Liss, Felicity became an ambassador for our Diamond Champions campaign, which recognised and celebrated the difference older volunteers make to the lives of others.
Felicity also helped to back our 2014 campaign with Community Christmas, with the aim that no older person should have to spend Christmas alone if they don’t want to.
Image: Felicity Kendall meets Royal Voluntary Service volunteer June Hedges.
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