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  1. Shadow Health Secretary welcomes new era of healthy shopping at Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride

    Monday, 20 March 2017

    Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport Donald Cameron launched a shop with a difference today at Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride.

  2. Active over 60s would boxercise, bolero and bake given the opportunity

    Monday, 13 March 2017

    Royal Voluntary Service has linked up with Prudential UK to encourage older people to stay active and engaged, as research in the South East reveals that many are shying away from taking up new hobbies and interests, or are just not sure how to go about trying new things

  3. Our President, HRH Duchess of Cornwall drops in for tea

    Tuesday, 14 February 2017

    Royal Voluntary Service welcomes HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to a vintage-inspired tea party at the Trinity Centre in Bristol

  4. It’s a vintage affair! Royal Voluntary Service celebrates Charity of the Year from McCarthy and Stone

    Wednesday, 08 February 2017

    Royal Voluntary Service and McCarthy & Stone celebrate charity partnership

  5. Royal Voluntary Service supports MP Jo Cox’s Commission on Loneliness

    Tuesday, 31 January 2017

    Older people’s charity Royal Voluntary Service is one of a number of leading organisations joining forces with MPs to continue the work of the murdered MP Jo Cox to combat loneliness.

  6. Support from People’s Postcode Lottery celebrated at gala event

    Friday, 27 January 2017

    Royal Voluntary Service is delighted to have attended the 2017 People’s Postcode Lottery annual Charity Gala where it was announced that £66.3 million was awarded to charities and good causes in 2016 - thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

  7. Study finds life skills that grandparents say they must past down

    Tuesday, 24 January 2017

    Table manners, riding a bike, sewing on a button… life skills grandparents say they must pass down to their grandchildren. New study reveals the top 30 skills older people pass on.

  8. Older people to boost volunteer workforce in 2017

    Tuesday, 17 January 2017

    With increased pressure on health and social care services expected throughout 2017, new research shows millions of older people plan to step in and help ease the burden by gifting their time.

  9. National Sheds Grant Fund opens for applications

    Monday, 09 January 2017

    Local community groups across the UK are today being encouraged to apply for a share of the Sheds Grant Fund as it opens again for applications to help support the set-up of community Shed spaces.

  10. Ambassador Patricia Routledge recognised in New Year’s honours list

    Sunday, 01 January 2017

    Patricia Routledge, ambassador for Royal Voluntary Service, has been recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.

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