Get a taste of befriending

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AN appeal has been launched to find volunteers to act as friends for vulnerable and elderly people in the city.

Local charity ECAS is looking for people to help out with its befriending scheme.

Participants would spare two hours a week to give housebound or isolated people the chance to socialise.

The organisation said volunteers would be matched with someone with similar interests, and would join around 20 already working on the scheme.

For more details visit www.ecas-edinburgh.org.