A local hospice is looking for volunteers to join its service providing companionship to the recently bereaved and those with life-limiting illnesses.
The Peace Hospice Care’s Compassionate Neighbours programme can make a real difference and prevent loneliness and isolation in people’s lives, whether that just be through a walk in the park or a simple chat.
One such person who has benefitted from this service recently is 92-year-old Chorleywood resident Leslie.
After a stroke left her without her confidence a year ago, Leslie was matched with volunteer Fiona, with the two having become firm friends.
Leslie said: “Having Fiona around is really lovely. She’s got a great sense of humour, so we have a lot of fun.
“It’s always nice to know someone’s coming round to see you, especially at the weekend – the days always seem longer when you’re on your own.
“Since being matched with Fiona and being able to go out together, even just to the local garden centre, I feel so much more independent and less anxious about going out. It means a lot to have someone there for you – I know I can ring Fiona any time.”
If you are interested in getting involved, or if you or someone you know feel as though you might benefit from this support, please get in touch with the Compassionate Neighbours team by emailing email@example.com, or by calling 07718 57011.