Tim Loughton – MP for East Worthing & Shoreham

Visited our Lunch Club at Chesham House last Wednesday.
Tim stayed for lunch with us and saw the great work our volunteers do in providing vital transport, a hot meal and some great company every week. Chatting with some of our regular visitors Tim heard for himself the difference our volunteers make to the lives of older people in our community.
Tim has promised to spread the word about the work we do at Royal Voluntary Service so we can reach even more people and also recruit more volunteers to join our great team.
A big thank you to Tim for taking the time out of his busy schedule to meet everyone and a big well done to the team of volunteers for looking after him.
When “getting his hands dirty” helping to serve the teas and coffees after lunch it was good to see him engaging with our lovely members – although I believe he was advised to “not give up the day job” by one of our cheeky members.

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A helping hand

Our Transport Service volunteers regularly help older people with their shopping needs. They can run you to the shops and assist you with your shopping, collect a list from you if you are not well enough to shop yourself or simply drop you off and pick you up later.

If you think you we can help you or you would like to help others with their shopping, please contact us on 01903 851558. Monday to Friday, 9.30 to 12.30.

Our volunteer Malcolm helps Olive with her weekly shopping by collecting a list from her.

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2017 Lancing Calendar

With the help of Gary Levett, a local photographer, we have created a 2017 Calendar featuring pictures of our lovely village.

Gary gave his time, photographs and expertise freely to make this a great fundraiser.

The Calendars are on sale at Chesham House at a price of £5.00, you can call in to pick one up or we can pop one in the post if it’s easier for you. Just call us on 01903 854640.

All proceeds will stay local and will help us to support older people in our community.

 

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Just imagine…

Fast forward the clock and imagine you are older in years and your mobility is not quite what it used to be. The kids have grown up, have busy lives and families of their own. Perhaps you are alone, with no family or friends close by to offer help.

You would like to visit your dear husband in a local care home, attend a lunch club, get to a doctor’s appointment or simply do a bit of shopping.
Shouldn’t be difficult, should it?
Yet many older people struggle with tasks many of us take for granted as we jump into our cars.

Could you offer a lift and a few hours of your week to help make someone else’s life just that little easier?

Please consider becoming a Royal Voluntary Service volunteer. Call us on 01903 851558 for more information and help make a huge difference to your neighbour’s life.

Out and about

October Lancing Market

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Looking for a part time job?

We have two posts currently available at Chesham House in Lancing.

For more information and an application form please click on the link below which will take you to our main website.

Click on Jobs and scroll down to Lancing.

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Drivers Needed

Our Transport Service is looking to recruit volunteer drivers for Adur & Worthing, specifically Lancing & Sompting.

Drivers using their own cars to transport older people to social and medical appointments.

Could you spare a couple of hours a week to help?

Our regular volunteers love the job they do and the people they meet, would you like to join them?

Mileage Expenses are paid.

If you are interested or just want to know more, please contact us via the details below.

Tel: 01903 851558 or
Email: Jan.hamblett@royalvoluntaryservice.org.ukRVS_LANCING_driver-poster_f