Volunteer and feel better

Scotland’s health charity Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is asking the people of the Forfar and Kirriemuir area to help themselves feel better in 2015 by joining in one of its many interesting roles.

As an accredited ‘Investing in Volunteers’ award holder CHSS offers its volunteers the highest standard of training and support.

Volunteers can help support people who have had a stroke with communication difficulties in hospital, in their own home or in the community in Angus and Dundee. Perhaps volunteering in the Forfar shop would be an option for some or helping to raise funds.

The charity funds vital medical research and provides a range of local services for people with chest, heart or stroke illness and their families. The Advice Line Nurses offer a listening ear and provide confidential, independent advice and support to people living with these conditions, their relatives and carers (Freephone: 0808 801 0899). There is a website where information and useful links can be found and publications and videos downloaded at www.chss.org.uk

Paul Okroj, Volunteer Development Manager, said: “Being a volunteer can help make a meaningful difference to you as well as having the power to change lives and make a difference to people living in your community”.

Contact the Information Line on 0800 169 5139.