The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have marked Volunteers’ Week by speaking to volunteers in Powys.
On Wednesday, Their Royal Highnesses called volunteers from Machynlleth Community Corona Response to thank them for the support that they provide to their communities.
The Duke and Duchess heard from some of the 100-strong team of volunteers about how the group is helping to produce 3-D printed visors, scrubs and face masks as well as growing more produce for meals which are cooked and delivered for those in need.
Their Royal Highnesses also heard about their efforts to provide a daily phone line service to help those in need of support with shopping and prescription collections.
In the video call, William praised their efforts after the couple had spoken to 91-year-old great-grandmother Lynda Edwards-Ryley, who was lonely and isolated before volunteer Sadie Maud offered her support.
The Duke of Cambridge said the volunteers are a "lifeline to all the people who you’ve helped."
It’s National Volunteering Week and I want to say a big thank you from both of us.
One of the things that would be amazing is if everyone in their communities was to carry on and still celebrate volunteering in a way that they have been during the pandemic. Everyone’s got something to give back.
In a lighter moment, the Duke joked about coronavirus panic buying, asking: "Can any of you explain to me why all of us were bulk buying toilet roll?"
Their Royal Highnesses also spoke to Conscious Youth, which is based in Kirklees, West Yorkshire.
In each of the calls, Their Royal Highnesses passed on their thanks for the time and commitment that each volunteer, and those from across the organisations’ wider volunteering networks, give to ensure the provision of support and services within their communities.