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The Good Retirement Guide 2013, 27th Edition by Frances Kay

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Chapter Twelve

Voluntary work

A smile is the shortest distance between two people. VICTOR BORGE

Volunteers were celebrated last year, after the WRVS launched their nationwide ‘Diamond Champions’ search, in recognition of their tireless work. Eighty people were chosen from across the country and invited to meet Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at an event that took place in November 2012. The actress Patricia Routledge CBE, aged 83 and best known for her role in the TV sitcom Keeping Up Appearances, supported the campaign to find these volunteering champions. Its purpose was to highlight the role played by the over-60s in communities throughout the UK.

The local WRVS centre is a good first point of contact ...

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