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catherine-and-i-2After seeing the advert in the newspaper 4 years ago, I volunteered to become a Befriender. Little did I know how much it would change not only my life and outlook but someone else’s life.

I visited a lady called Catharine every week for over one and a half years. She had never married and didn’t have children, and found herself living on her own at the age of 82 years.

After 4 weeks of visiting, she told me the saddest thing,

“No-one has ever told me that they love me and I’ve never told anyone that I love them”

She had led a very formal childhood with her parents showing little emotion towards her……….

Just before she passed away, she grabbed my hand, squeezing it very hard and said

“Amanda, I have something so important to tell you”

Alarmed, I said “What is it, are you okay?”

“I love you” she said

It was all I could do to hold back the tears when I answered “I love you too”

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I would be practically housebound as I am 87 years old, unable to walk too far. I just could not manage without the wonderful kind drivers. Nothing is too much trouble. I hate to think about life without Dial a Ride.

- Life without Dial a Ride