Sir, This week, June 1 to June 7, has been Volunteers Week and there is no better time for our unsung heroes, who make a vast difference to so many charitable organisations, to be recognised for their efforts.
For many charities, volunteers play a vital role in their ongoing success. For others, such as Fife Society for the Blind volunteers befrienders make a huge difference to the life of someone with sight loss.
We have found having a volunteer befriender can enable people with sight loss to become active and connected members of their local community. They also reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation and help achieve increased independence.
Carl Hodson, chief executive of Fife Society for the Blind, Kirkcaldy.