Today's befriending volunteers are Barbara and James.
Barbara says "Befriending benefits both me, and the person I'm befriending. Nothing 'heals' more than laughter." and James tells us "I have just joined the befrienders as a volunteer and waiting on being matched with a client. l am a carer for my wife who has severe anxiety and depression so l understand how hard it is to cope mentally but with friends and family around I'm lucky to have that help.
Thanks folks - it's lovely to hear how much you and the person you befriend get out of your volunteering role