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WRVS, the

     
WRVS, the
the Women's Royal Voluntary Service
a British organization of women who help people who have difficulty taking care of themselves. The WRVS provides Meals on Wheels, a service which brings meals to people who cannot cook because they are very old or very ill. The women who work for the WRVS are volunteers (=they are not paid for their work).

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