IMAGINE not seeing another person for days on end, only having the TV for company and never having anyone ask, “are you ok?” or “would you like a cup of tea?”

This is the reality for many older people across Britain.

Please support Royal Voluntary Service’s Great Brew Break by inviting your friends, family or colleagues for a cuppa and a chat this week and make a donation so we can help more lonely older people stay independent.

Royal Voluntary Service volunteers provide a vital lifeline for older people across Great Britain, whether that’s help after a stay in hospital, a visit to a Royal Voluntary Service community centre or just a simple cuppa and chat at home.

Please visit for more information about how to hold a Great Brew Break event and downloadable resources. You can also donate while having your cuppa by texting ‘BREW42 £2’ to 70070.

With your help Royal Voluntary Service can reach out to many more isolated older people in your community.

Best wishes and I raise my best mug of tea to you.

Sally Rivers, Head of Operations for Royal Voluntary Service Cymru

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