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WRVSWomen's Royal Voluntary Service (UK charity; formerly WVS)
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Barbara also organised the delivery rotas for the WRVS for several years.
"Given the growing ageing population, WRVS services, such as Meals on Wheels, community transport and Home from Hospital, delivered by an army of 40,000 volunteers, are even more needed."
"Without access to good local transport whether provided by the council, community transport or charities such as Age Concern and the WRVS an older person's options shrink.
Though Christmas is supposed to be a time for friends and family, many older people will spend it alone, said WRVS chief executive David McCullough.
The WRVS was set up in 1938 by Stella Isaacs, Marchioness of Reading, to help civilians and the organisation played a key role in the evacuation of civilians from Blitz-hit cities during World War II.
Camilla - named president of the WRVS yesterday - had to tell gutsy Margaret to sit back down in her wheelchair when they were introduced.
WRVS volunteers are in a variety of services in the area and we are in need of volunteers to help with our Cardiff Befriending Service.
Services such as those provided by WRVS which tackle loneliness and isolation reduce the need for home care and decrease hospital admissions.
Derek Hails, WRVS service delivery manager for the North-east and Cumbria, said: "We're really pleased that Alex is visiting the WRVS Stockton-on-Tees social centre and meeting some of our centre users and volunteers.
The WRVS - formerly the Women's Royal Voluntary Service, which provides volunteers to help older people at home and in hospitals - celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2013.
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But all the services offered in the borough by the WRVS are to continue, including the tearoom at Solihull Hospital and at the magistrates' court, as well as services for the elderly.