Charity needs new ‘friends’

Susan High, at Strathcarron Hospice.
Susan High, at Strathcarron Hospice.

One of Cumbernauld and Kilsyth’s best-loved causes needs volunteer help - in a scheme that’s reckoned set to improve the lives of people who need it most.

Strathcarron Hospice’s voluntary befriending service being managed by specialist palliative care clinical nurse Susan High can help people to remain at home insteadof going into hospital - and improve their quality of life.

The pioneering scheme is geared towards bringing light and life into the worlds of people who - for example - suffer from debilitating conditions that can leave them isolated and alienated at home.

Susan said: “We have funding in place for this service, but what we really need now is volunteers able to give some of their time to people who really need friendship and attention.”

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