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10th March 2018 @ 6:06am – by Tarvin Webteam
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Four volunteer drivers are needed for Tarvin residents
This role is only for one Friday per month!

A number of OPAL club members from Tarvin need a lift to and from the OPAL club on in Tarporley a Friday.

This is an ideal opportunity if you want to make new friends and contribute to the work of the charity by enriching the lives of older people and help them get the best from life.

A full driving licence and your own car are required.

If you would like to join the growing team of local community volunteers, then please contact Carol on 07851 253587 Email carol.hitchen@opalservices.org.uk


We know that older people are more likely than other groups of people to become lonely and isolated from their family, friends and their local community, especially when they can no longer drive, when they are not able to walk very far, or when a close relative or friend dies. We also know that more and more older people are living on their own. According to Age UK, there are over 2 million people in England over the age of 75 who are living alone so by runningOPAL clubs we are doing something practical to help older people overcome their loneliness and thereby enjoy a better quality of life, both mentally and physically.


At OPAL Clubs, older people who cannot get out and about without the support of others meet up for the main part of a day each week to enjoy the companionship of others, a freshly cooked mid-day meal as well as a range of activities, plus of course lots of fun and laughter. Transport is provided if required to enable people to get to the club, and this and the cost of the meal is covered by the weekly fee of £10.

Rural Community Services (West Cheshire) Reg Charity No 1143753

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