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Meet our amazing volunteers

Posted on Friday, 8 January 2021 10:49 am | Category:

Volunteers are the lifeblood of local communities, especially during this difficult time.


Hot meals champion Bridget Moore became a community champion delivering lunches after she realised the impact the pandemic was having on neighbours in Skipton.


Bridget, aged 55, took up the challenge and now is a familiar face delivering hot meals to doors.


She is among many who help Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington deliver meals to older people, many of whom are experiencing loneliness during lockdown.


She said: “I am conscious of the issues older people have around social contact and isolation, particularly during the pandemic, and wanted to be able to support Age UK in delivering their service.


“What I enjoy most about volunteering for Age UK is meeting some of the customers and on some occasions having a little chat with them. For some of them, I may be the only person they see in the day, and get some satisfaction that I have (maybe) brightened someone’s day.


“There are so many people who are restricted to being in their homes, with very limited contact to the outside world. Some of the customers may not have the capacity to shop, prepare and cook a healthy meal, so this service is vital to ensure the elderly in our community have the opportunity to have access to a balanced diet.”


Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington is looking for more volunteers to help expand its meals service and help with telephone befriending. Have you got what it takes?


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