Support bid for £50,000 for Northumberland project

The Royal Voluntary Service is trying to win a �50,000 grant to set up a new service to help older people in Wooler.
The Royal Voluntary Service is trying to win a �50,000 grant to set up a new service to help older people in Wooler.

A charity which supports older people is calling on Northumberland residents to help it win major funding for a new project.

Royal Voluntary Service (formerly WRVS) is calling on people in the Tyne Tees area win a £50,000 grant to set up a new service to help older people in Wooler.

The charity has been shortlisted for ITV’s People’s Millions award, a partnership between ITV and the Big Lottery fund in which the public will help to decide which community project wins the funding.

If successful in winning the vote, Royal Voluntary Service will put the funds towards a vital new service called Men in the Workshop.

The project will provide social opportunities for older men in rural communities to help prevent isolation and help them to stay active in the local community.

Roz Tinlin, area manager for the Royal Voluntary Service, said: “I would like to encourage everyone to pick up the phone and vote for Royal Voluntary Service, the funding would go a long way towards helping us make life better for older people in the community.”

The phone number to vote for this important service will be announced on Wednesday, November 27. Telephone voting will be open to the public on the day between 9am and midnight.

Keep an eye on the Royal Voluntary Service Facebook page for details on how to vote for the service.