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Sarah (left) and her befriendee Lorna (right).  They enjoy chatting over a cup of tea, and sometimes going out to the shops.
We do our best to make sure our volunteer befrienders are well prepared and supported.  Here are Emily (left), John (centre) and Tomasz (right) at our induction training.
Volunteers Focus Group and Social Day at the Botanic Gardens.
Jenny (left) and Eddi (centre) collecting an award on behalf of all our Befrienders at the 2012 Volunteer Awards.
Donald (left) and his befriendee Janet (right) on her 80th birthday.
Khalid (left) and Carina (right) have a mutual love of football and often enjoy staying home to watch a good international game!  Today they are out at the National Museum.
Volunteers Focus Group and Social Day - We're on our way to the Seagull Centre at Ratho!
Derek (right) appreciates Tomasz’ company greatly, having been housebound for a long time. Tomasz enjoys listening and learning from Derek’s local knowledge about Edinburgh.
Agnes (left) and Hannah (right) enjoy cups of tea and plenty of biscuits together! Agnes enjoys Hannah’s company and her assistance in getting out to the local shops.
Donald (left) receiving his award at the 2014 Inspiring Volunteering Awards Ceremony.
Lunch buddies!
Anna, Pam, Sam, Miriam and Iona receiving their Befriending Volunteer Training Certificates in 2017.
Markus (left) and Gillian (right) enjoy having a good chat about anything and everything, including what they’ve been up to, current affairs and different countries around the world.
Volunteers Focus Group and Social Day at Dalkeith Country Park