A NATIONAL charity is appealing for a kind- hearted Huddersfield person to give a little time to help improve a disabled man's quality of life.
Deafblind UK provides support and a range of services for over 2.6m people living with combined loss of sight and hearing.
Many of these services help deafblind people to become more independent.
The charity is always looking for volunteers to help by becoming a friend to a deafblind person by visiting them and helping them with simple tasks such as shopping.
The group is looking for a local volunteer to befriend a man in Flockton.
Roy Smith, of Deafblind UK, said: "This gentleman is desperately lonely and his family don't live close by.
"The volunteer does not have to have experience of working with people in this capacity. We welcome people from all walks of life.
"They can help with anything from taking the gentleman to the shops to helping him get to the doctors.
"Above anything he needs human contact."
Potential volunteers are given an informal interview and are checked for criminal records.
Volunteers are unpaid, but they do get expenses.
Mr Smith said volunteers can give as much of their time as they want, but the charity would like them to visit the person at least once a week.
He added that volunteers were given full support and training, with the opportunity to gain professional qualifications if they wanted.
A male volunteer is preferred to help the Flockton man.
Anyone wanting to volunteer should phone Mr Smith on 07940 872789.