City’s Good Neighbour scheme given £5,000 boost

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A Good Neighbour scheme in Sheffield run by the Royal Voluntary Service - previously the WRVS - has received a £5,000 boost.

The funding has been donated by Sheffield Mutual as part of a three-year partnership.

The charity’s volunteers help people with everyday tasks, such as shopping or changing a lightbulb, but also provide vital contact and a friendly face for people who without a regular visit are likely to be lonely and isolated.

In the first year of the partnership the charity received more than £7,000 which helped to significantly expand the Good Neighbours service, increasing the number of volunteers.

Tony Burdin, chief executive of Sheffield Mutual, said: “We were delighted to make the donation again.”