Elaine Paige takes on new role as Royal Voluntary Service Ambassador

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 Royal Voluntary Service Ambassador Elaine Paige Royal Voluntary Service is proud to announce that ‘First Lady of Musical Theatre’, Elaine Paige OBE, has become an Ambassador for the charity.

Elaine joins the charity during our 80th anniversary year as we celebrate eight decades of inspiring the gift of voluntary service to support those most in need. She will play a pivotal role, alongside existing Royal Voluntary Service Ambassadors Felicity Kendal CBE, Wayne Sleep OBE, Dame Patricia Routledge DBE and Phillip Schofield, in promoting the work the charity does helping communities and hospitals through its 25,000 volunteers.

Elaine Paige met some of Royal Voluntary Service’s volunteers at a recent 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

"We are delighted to have Elaine on board as an Ambassador. She’s an incredible performer with huge drive and energy and has a real passion for encouraging people to stay fit and active as they age. We are greatly looking forward to her input and support in raising awareness of the important role volunteers have to play in society today."

Catherine Johnstone, CBE, chief executive of Royal Voluntary Service
Image: Nicky Johnston

For further information

Royal Voluntary Service is one of Britain’s largest volunteering charities with over 25,000 volunteers supporting thousands of 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.

Working across hundreds of hospitals in the community, the charity is one of the largest retailers in the NHS, with its network of cafés, shops and trolley services providing much valued services in hospitals.

To become a local volunteer search for volunteering opportunities in your area. Or help make a difference by making a secure online donation.

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