Guernsey Post and GVS provide Meals on Wheels recipients free Bailiwick Christmas card delivery

December 17th, 2013 by Guernsey Post Ltd.

(click on image to expand - image courtesy of Guernsey Post)

Mrs Clark (seated) and Ben Hunter (Guernsey postman) with Meals on Wheels volunteers Jean Cloarec behind the armchair and Morna Harwood on the right (click on image to expand – image courtesy of Guernsey Post)

Guernsey Post and the Guernsey Voluntary Services (GVS) have joined forces following the success of last year’s partnership to offer the recipients of the Charity’s Meals on Wheels service another opportunity to have all of their Christmas cards delivered to friends and family within the Bailiwick free-of-charge.

The GVS Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver approximately 30,000 meals annually to the island’s elderly, sick and disabled.

The Charity provides a vital service for those who are unable to leave their homes or to cook for themselves. It currently delivers to over 140 addresses within the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

Cassy Fish, Guernsey Post’s Communications Manager, said “we were quite overwhelmed by the positive response we received last year.”

“Consequently we are delighted to be working with the Guernsey Voluntary Service again this year to spread a little more festive cheer, whilst helping those who might otherwise be unable to send their Christmas wishes to family and friends,” she said.

“Thank you to the fantastic team at the GVS for all of their help and support.”

Clare Burton (left) with Sandra Collins at the entrance to the Jubilee Day Centre, Grande Avenue, St Sampson (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Clare Burton (left) with Sandra Collins at the entrance to the Jubilee Day Centre, Grandes Maisons Road, St Sampson (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Clare Burton, Manager at the Guernsey Voluntary Service, said that she was delighted with the initiative.

“Some of our clients are housebound and to have received the cards and stamps, and in turn to have them collected and posted, means they are able to keep in touch with their friends and relatives at this special time of year,” she said.

“We are very grateful to Guernsey Post for this wonderful initiative,” Clare said.

The Guernsey Voluntary Service is always on the look out for volunteers.

Please contact Clare Burton at GVS on 247518 or pop in for a chat with a member of the team at the Jubilee Day Centre, Grandes Maisons Road, St Sampson if you can volunteer some time.

 

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