Appeal for volunteers to help elderly with Meals on Wheels


The Royal Voluntary Service (formerly WRVS) is calling on Crawley people to dedicate a couple of hours a week to help older people in their community.

The charity’s Community Meals on Wheels service provides older and housebound residents with more than a hot meal and gives vital social contact for people who might not otherwise see anyone else from one week to the next.

Chief executive of the Royal Voluntary Service David McCullough said: “This is a really vital service for older people in the community. Taking someone to the shops or having a chat may not seem like much, but it makes a massive difference to the older people who use the service.

“Our volunteers are fantastic and really enjoy what they do; they get as much out of volunteering as they put in, but we always need more helpers to meet the growing demand for the service, especially at this time of year.”

Volunteers can choose to dedicate as much or as little time to volunteering as they are able. To find out more about the service, contact the charity on 0845 600 5885 (quoting West Sussex) or visit