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Charity is looking to expand south to Havant

TRAINED The latest recruits for TLC

TRAINED The latest recruits for TLC

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help a hospice at home service expand into the Havant and Waterlooville area.

TLC, which is based in Bordon, near Petersfield, helps people with a wide variety of illnesses such as cancer and dementia and is looking to branch further south.

Jenny Croucher, from the charity, explained: ‘Volunteers give up to three hours of their week to someone in their community by just simply helping. It can be having a cup of tea and a chat, going for a walk, a game of Scrabble or just listening.

‘Their carers, who are invariably family members, can then have some time for themselves. TLC does not charge for this service, it is entirely for free.

‘TLC also gives free complementary therapies to those they support and their carers; so often a carer just needs some gentle massage or some reflexology and someone else to talk to. Volunteers can feel the benefit, maybe enhancing their own self-esteem, enjoying giving something back to the community and making new friends.’

A training weekend takes place on March 2 and 3. Call (01420) 477231 or email volunteer@hospiceservices.org.uk.

 

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