Real life stories

Liddy from Banbury

Take a look at some of the real life stories behind Royal Voluntary Service, and the people who help to make life better for local older people.

Filter by service type or just click on their names below to find out more about the real people behind Royal Voluntary Service.

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  • Rae's story

    "There wasn't a lunch club, so I started one."

  • John's story

    "You see people improve, both physically and mentally."

  • Avis's story

    "I provide the music for the Dance Club, and call some of the dances."

  • Penny's story

    "I've been there every Tuesday for the last 30 years."

  • Glynda's story

    "I helped set up art classes. They are a joy."

  • Mary's story

    "Some of the older people who use our services are now younger than I am!"

  • Celia's story

    "Every day is so different that each day is exciting."

  • Dave's story

    Dave is a Good Neighbours volunteer and helps older people in his area by giving them lifts so that they can and get out and about.

  • Bev's story

    Bev is a Good Neighbours volunteer in North Somerset. She visits an older lady once a week to provide companionship.

  • Sandra and Janet's story

    Sandra is a Royal Voluntary Service Good Neighbours volunteer and helps Janet once a week.

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