Unsung heroes

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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.

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