Royal Voluntary Service (RVS)
Royal Voluntary Service is one of the largest volunteering charities in Britain, with thousands of volunteers providing much needed support to older people in communities and hospitals.
Helping the vulnerable
“Due to the Coronavirus crisis we’ve had to pause our social groups, including our South Wales Community Connections project funded by Admiral’s Ministry of Giving. However, many of our staff and volunteers continue to care for the thousands of older and vulnerable people we already support, as well as the large numbers coming to us daily, seeking our help remotely.
“We now provide thousands of telephone welfare checks and companionship calls, we deliver shopping and medication and also take people to essential medical appointments. At this crucial time, we have adapted our services to help older and vulnerable people, but there are costs attached to this new way of working.
"The generous donation from Admiral Group has helped us to support people to stay well at home, enable them to access healthcare and ultimately reduce pressure on the NHS front line.”
Find out more about RVS here.
Here are some of the charities and initiatives we’ve donated to, along with a bit about how they plan to use their donation.
Helping Tŷ Hafan's refurb project
Donating to Tŷ Hafan's campaign to refurbish their 20-year-old hospice.Tŷ Hafan
Helping Skills & Volunteering Cymru support the community
The focus is on digital activities to help combat feelings of loneliness and isolation.Skills & Volunteering Cymru
Supporting The Hygiene Bank
Making hygiene products accessible for people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford them.The Hygiene Bank
Supportings women and families across Gwent
Helping Cyfannol Women's Aid make group and peer services available for women to access online.Cyfannol Women’s Aid
Helping people at risk of homelessness
The Wallich is Wales’s leading homelessness and rough sleeping charity.The Wallich
Supporting schools with School in a Box
We’re proud to have supported 85 schools and more than 2,000 children across south Wales with our ‘School in a Box’ scheme.School in a Box
Ending homelessness with Llamau
Llamau’s mission is to end youth homelessness and homelessness for women in Wales.Llamau
Food and essentials for the Cardiff Food Appeal
Cardiff Council launched a new appeal in April 2020 to support people in need with emergency food and essentials.Cardiff Food Appeal
Helping Vale of Glamorgan Council keep in touch with residents
Thanks to donations, residents have been able to stay in touch with their friends and families during lockdown.Vale of Glamorgan Council
Serving the East of Swansea with St Thomas’ Church
St Thomas’ serves the east of Swansea through a food distribution hub, baby basics charity and much more.St Thomas’ Church
As well as our charitable donations, we’re proud to offer sponsorship. Find out more about who we sponsor below.
Proud to sponsor the WRU
As a company with our roots firmly in Wales, and our HQ so close to the home of Welsh rugby, it made great sense for us to partner with Welsh Rugby.Welsh Rugby Union