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Bromley befriending service receieves financial boost

PUBLISHED: 10:21 15 October 2015 | UPDATED: 10:21 15 October 2015

Eva Cahill (left), and Tony Latienda both from UK Power Networks Services, present the cheque to Zoe Lane, corporate partnerships manager at Royal Voluntary Service. 
Picture by Darren Cool

Eva Cahill (left), and Tony Latienda both from UK Power Networks Services, present the cheque to Zoe Lane, corporate partnerships manager at Royal Voluntary Service. Picture by Darren Cool

DARREN COOL/CONNORS BRIGHTON

The service for older people was established by the Royal Voluntary Service

A befriending service in Bromley has received a £300 donation from UK Power Networks Services.

The Bromley Good Neighbours Service started two years ago and was set up to help those over the age of 55 with things around the home, transport and friendship,

It was established by the Royal Voluntary Service.

Zoe Lane, corporate partnerships manager for Royal Voluntary Service, who received the cheque, said: “We are grateful for the support of UK Power Networks Services and look forward to continuing to work together to support vulnerable older people in the region.

“With social service cuts, families living further away and more people living longer who may not have immediate family, many older people find themselves lonely and isolated, a state that can have a devastating impact on people’s health, from depression to physical health issues. Providing practical and emotional support to older people and their families is at the centre of what we do.”

Tony Latienda, business development manager at UK Power Networks Services, said: “Older age comes to us all and we don’t necessarily feel any different as we get older.

“People still have lots to contribute and they want to be valued, cared for and respected. This service is tackling the devastating effects of isolation and loneliness in our older population and delivering practical support to older people. It’s a privilege to support their work”

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