We are so proud of the work Radhika W has been doing to help our community. Radhika joined Silver Stories, a charity based in Cornwall, last year in March 2020. The charity aims to combat loneliness and isolation felt by older people by linking readers to older people by telephone. Recently, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall became a patron for Silver Stories, which is a testimony to the important work this charity is doing.

Radhika has been reading to Mr. Michael (registered Silver Stories Listener) for almost a year now; she has shared a variety of books during this time, including picture books and chapter books. It’s been an incredible experience for her, and together they have been on some amazing adventures. They have explored the shenanigans of Princess fa-la-la-la-la from The Perilous Princess Plot, strategised about the wobbler that troubled Barbara in Barbara Throws a Wobbler and tried marvellous magical spells with the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter. Along the way, they have rendezvoused with The Hueys, the giraffe who couldn’t dance and meandered through world of Roald Dahl.

In Radhika’s words, “I really enjoy sharing stories with Mr Michael and I feel it is very important to battle loneliness. I would encourage everyone who is willing to help to participate in this project.”