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The difference your donations make

From our inception in 1938, Royal Voluntary Service has stepped up at times of national challenge. During WW2 we recruited one million volunteers to help those in need; we were supporting victims of the Blitz and managing the evacuation of children from the cities. Since then, we’ve responded to numerous emergencies and social challenges across Britain to tackle the needs of the day, and most recently we have been on the front line helping communities and the NHS deal with the Coronavirus pandemic.

Our services are delivered through a variety of different channels, including 1-2-1, in groups and online – supporting people when in hospital, in their homes, and in their communities.

Real life stories

See how your donations make a different to the people we support

Brian’s story

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Brian Bailey made the heart-breaking decision to stop his cancer treatment.

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John’s story

After suffering from a stroke, John found himself trapped in his first floor flat, unable to get outside due to the stairs.

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Maria’s story

After fleeing an abusive relationship, Maria found herself alone and struggling to access her life-saving medication.

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