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Women's Royal Voluntary Service name for anniversary

Two Welsh members of a charity set up by women to help on the home front during WWII say they are happy with plans to change its name in a bid to persuade more men to volunteer.

The Women's Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS) was launched in 1938 but has now dropped the 'W' to mark its 75th anniversary.

It is also pledging to help two million older people over the next 10 years.

Felicity Evans spoke to Sally Rivers, head of operations for the newly named Royal Voluntary Services in Wales.

But first she asked Mary Howard-Jones, a volunteer for the organisation for over 60 years, whether she has seen many changes during her time there.

  • 21 May 2013
  • From the section Wales