Colin’s 89. He’s lived a fascinating life, including service in the army. He’s always ready with a yarn and have a laugh.
He nursed his wife through years of Alzheimer’s but since she passed away in 2004, things have been a lot quieter. He loves Max, his little rescue dog, but the Red Cross call he gets every morning is the first and often the only human voice he hears each day.
This phone call, every day, gives Colin the confidence to live on his own, knowing that if something happened, we’d find out and send help. Which means both he and Max will be okay.
“It’s the start of the day for me. First, it means I’m alive. And second, I have a chat with cheerful people and they really make my day.”