Joyce appeared on Steph's Packed Lunch today the Channel 4 lunchtime programme to talk about her experience of reading on a Saturday morning to three children. The children were accompanied by their mother as they met Joyce for the first time after reading to her over the phone on a Saturday morning.
The link had been established via #https://silverstories.co.uk/. How wonderful for Joyce to build a relationship with the young people, but also to have confirmation from their mother that all three children had improved their reading as a result of the activity.
One of the children had written a poem to describe the important part that Joyce plays in their lives. Through the telephone calls Joyce has become familiar not just with the children but also with their wider family. She encouraged other elderly people with the time to take part in the scheme.