RVS delivers festive cheer
Volunteers from a national charity delivered numerous festive hampers across Perth and Kinross in the runup to Christmas.
With funding from the ASDA Foundation, the Royal Voluntary Service’s staff and volunteers travelled all over the region to spread a little Christmas cheer to the homes of older and vulnerable people that the charity supports.
The Royal Voluntary Service is one of Britain’s largest volunteering charities with thousands of vulnerable people and the NHS among those supported.
During the COVID-19 crisis, the charity’s staff and volunteers are working in local communities, delivering essential supplies, library books and activity packs, and providing companionship support, home from hospital services and patient transport.
Royal Voluntary Service Perth office service manager Geoff Bird said:“This winter will be very challenging for many, particularly people with health conditions, that live alone or don’t have friends or family nearby.
“We want to make sure that vulnerable people that we support locally know that someone cares about them this Christmas.
“Our volunteers have been delivering essential groceries, prescriptions, library books and support packs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, so delivering Christmas hampers will provide another great opportunity to check that people are coping.
“We are extremely grateful to our friends at the ASDA Foundation whose generosity will bring joy to so many this year.”