The elderly residents in Worksop need a helping a hand

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The Royal Voluntary Service is appealing for more people to offer their time to improve the quality of life for older members of society.

The hub in Worksop offers vital services to the older people of Nottingham including a home library, home from hospital service and the good neighbours scheme.

Now the charity is looking for more volunteers to ease the isolation that comes with winter and get choirs out meeting and singing for people.

Louise Thompson a spokesperson for RVS said: “You and your choir have the power to do something incredible.

“Put on a concert in aid of Royal Voluntary Service and with every high note, you’ll help transform the lives of vulnerable and isolated older people.

“It doesn’t matter what song you sing, or how loud you sing it. Just as long as you sing your hearts out together. All you have to do is pick a date, gather your choir and invite friends and family to join the fun.

“Not only will you give your audience the performance of the festive season, you’ll also raise money and raise the spirits of vulnerable and isolated older people who may otherwise be all alone.”

Every month, Royal Voluntary Service helps 100,000 vulnerable and isolated older people across the country stay independent in their homes.

And a charity choir night will enable to continue and reach out to those who need it.

RVS is also appealing for people in the county who may not have a singing voice to get involved with the other schemes.

Cheryl St Hilaire, operations manager for the Royal Voluntary Service in Nottinghamshire, said: “Our volunteers provide a lifeline for many of the vulnerable and lonely residents in Nottinghamshire but demand is growing and we are really keen to hear from more people willing to volunteer their time.

“We work hard to help older people live the life they want, to be independent and active and to ensure that no older person is left struggling on their own. We could not do this without the help of our volunteers who are vital to our work. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, men or women, young or older and by giving a few hours of their time, they can really transform someone’s life.”

To find out more about becoming a volunteer, or if you would like to find out more about using one of the services contact 01909 484437 or email nottinghamshirehub@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk