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RVS delivers festive cheer

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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.”

 ??  ?? Out and about Royal Voluntary Service volunteer Charles Harley loading hampers for local delivery
Out and about Royal Voluntary Service volunteer Charles Harley loading hampers for local delivery

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