Neston Parish Church has donated to Vivo’s day services in Neston to help recognise Lynne, who has given up her time as a volunteer over many years to support others.

Lynne visits Vivo’s services and has been an invaluable volunteer for Neston Parish Church at the Thursday morning drop-in sessions, which provided an opportunity for older people to enjoy a tea, coffee and biscuits, take time to chat and make new friends.

While the sessions have since been put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve always been very much appreciated by those who are lonely or isolated. Many of the people who visited the sessions are members of Mothers’ Union, an international charity that is part the Church of England.

Lynne was a much-cherished member of the team at Neston Parish Church, helping serve refreshments, collect used cups and wash up. She was always cheerful and greeted everyone with a smile.

A communion service in the church took place before the sessions so, when it finished, Lynne would help elderly people who had difficulty walking to visit the sessions for their coffee.

As recognition for her dedication over many years, Neston Parish Church has donated £200 to Vivo’s day services in Neston to support people in the community, while Lynne was presented with a bunch of flowers.