VOLUNTEERS in Whitchurch are being sought to help out at a town day centre

Age UK Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin is currently looking to recruit more volunteer helpers to support its day centre, which operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Kingsway Court from 10am to 3pm.

Helpers arrive a little earlier to set up the room with tables and chairs, welcome members as they arrive, make and serve refreshments, wash up and tidy, chat to members and help with a variety of social activities such as talks, bingo, quizzes and day trips.

Heather Osborne, chief executive of Age UK Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, said: “Our day centres can be a lifeline for many older people, especially those who live in relative isolation.

"Social interaction, a hot meal, interesting activities and outings are all provided by volunteers, who make a real difference to the lives of older people.”

The charity operates 38 day centres throughout Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

For more information about volunteering in Whitchurch, contact Tina Archer or Janice Williams on 01743 588570.

Alternatively, email volunteering@ageukstw.org.uk or visit www.ageukshropshireandtelford.org.uk

Training and support will be provided by Age UK Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, and out of pocket expenses are paid.