Could you become a trolly volunteer like Elaine Paige?

Singer Elaine Paige is calling for more hospital trolley volunteers.

Help is needed in Crystal Palace, where Royal Voluntary Service volunteers run a welcoming café within Bowley Close Rehabilitation Centre, providing a friendly, sociable service that’s highly valued by patients, staff and visitors.

Volunteers ensure that customers are always greeted by a friendly face who’s there to listen and chat, in what could be a difficult or uncertain time.

Singer Elainer Page said: “Having been behind a hospital trolley myself and seeing how the warm-hearted volunteers can raise patients’ spirits, I can only imagine how much they have been missed on wards over the past two years.

“Now that trolley services are back, I am urging people to see for themselves what a remarkable difference they can make to the well-being of someone who’s likely experiencing a difficult time.

“Donating your time to support others is a wonderful thing.

You don’t have to have any special skills and you certainly don’t need to sing to patients as I did!

Your time and compassion are enough to brighten someone’s day.”

Elaine Page, Royal Voluntary Service by email


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