This week will give us a chance to introduce you to some of our volunteer befrienders and hear from them about their views on their befriending role. First up we have Robbie and Jane. What do they think of their role as a befriender?
Robbie says: I find it is very uplifting to me as I feel I’m able to talk to someone who is doing an awesome job bringing up two teenage children on her own and yet is able to get on with her life in fact I think I am getting more out of it than she is it’s early days but it has been my privilege to meet this young woman and I hope she gets as much pleasure as me.
Jane says: As a carer myself I understand the need to be able to reach out, sometimes be angry, shout and laugh. As the Befriender I know how important that friendship is and every visit ends with laughter and feeling really valued knowing that just being there has made a difference.
Thanks Robbie and Jane! You are making a big difference to the lives of people who you befriend and it's great to hear it makes a big difference to how you feel too.