The Duchess of Cornwall celebrates the return of GrandFest

The Duchess of Cornwall celebrates the return of GrandFest

As President of Royal Voluntary Service, The Duchess visited the Geffrye Museum today to meet all of the talented GrandMakers and to get a sneak preview of the skills they plan to showcase at GrandFest. The Duchess was joined by the charity’s Ambassador, Patricia Routledge, who was also there to support the launch.

Now in its second year, GrandFest is expected to be even bigger and better than last year. Twelve GrandMakers will host a series of masterclasses - from breadmaking to crochet and weaving to woodturning - in various venues around Spitalfields.

Royal Voluntary Service is one of the biggest volunteer organisations in GB, which supports over 100,000 older people each month. Through its army of 35,000 volunteers, the charity runs services such as Good Neighbours, Meals-on-Wheels and Books-on-Wheels that alleviate loneliness and help older people. Royal Voluntary Service also provides practical support for older people who have been in hospital through its On Ward support and Home from Hospital services and via its network of retail shops and cafes.

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