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Vital work of the volunteers.

I was interested to read Bill Julian's letter of December 16 about his memories of the WRVS in 1950. The Women's Royal Voluntary Service, as we are now known, has moved into the 21st century but still serves the community in many ways including running shops, tea bars and trolley services in hospitals.

Every day WRVS volunteers help older people get more out of life and remain in their own homes with Darby and Joan clubs, delivering of meals on wheels, shopping service, home library service, community transport service, supporting communities during a crisis eg the 7/7 bombings.

WRVS Welfare Limited employs 90 service welfare officers to provide emotional and practical support to single and unaccompanied service personnel in the British armed forces in the UK and overseas.

We now have male volunteers to bring our image into the 21st century, and have a new range of clothing.

I have been a volunteer for nearly five years and find it very rewarding that I can serve the community.

Jennifer Watkins

Lon-y-Deri, Rhiwbina, Cardiff
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Dec 29, 2006
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