VOLUNTEERS from QPR in the Community Trust have continued to give up their own time to ensure the members of our Extra Time group are coping during this tough period.
Justin Stone, James Casling and Sinead Friel who have voluntarily been in regular contact with our over 60’s throughout lockdown have now been able to visit our participants and help them in any which way that they can.
This has included: doing some much needed gardening, shopping or just meeting them for a friendly chat.
When lockdown was introduced back in March many of our Extra Time participants were left completely isolated and the work of our volunteers have given many a voice to talk to which they perhaps wouldn’t have had. So as restrictions on lockdown has eased our volunteers have been able to see them face-to-face, which has given everyone a huge lift.
James Casling, from QPR in the Community Trust told www.qpr.co.uk: “This period since March has been difficult for everyone, but the majority of our Extra Timers have been left feeling isolated and in need of a comforting voice.
“Me, Justin and Sinead thought it would be nice and beneficial for us to visit some of our members in person and do the little odd jobs around the house that some are unable to do.
“One of our members’ garden had completely over grown and it was her only way to access her house, however due to her mobility she was unable to do the gardening herself. A few hours of our own time have made a huge difference to her life.
“If we can do any little thing to help our members then we will.”
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