We are looking for great ideas that will improve Beverley for family, friends and visitors.
Our lovely minibus 'Daisy' has been a rum old girl, taking elderly and disabled people out and about on a daily basis for the past eight years. She's served us very well but now she's just getting a bit 'ty-red' out, and really needs a good rest. A new minibus, with 16 seats and wheelchair accessibility, will enable us to continue to provide our vital community transport services in our local community for many years to come. It will be used to take our vulnerable, and often lonely, passengers on weekly food shopping trips to local supermarkets, and on social outings e.g. to the theatre, to garden centres and for Sunday lunch. Passengers getting on to our minibus may feel a bit down and worried about not knowing anyone, but they get off feeling uplifted and they've made new friends! With more people living longer, and on their own, demand for our services is ever-increasing. We really need your help to keep people connected with their community and reduce their feelings of loneliness.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
It's a great idea to raise funds for a new minibus, because one day, we ourselves, or someone we know and love, may need access to community transport services. Without this new minibus we wont be able to take people who live on their own, with no family living, or nearby, out an about to get to essential medical appointments, or to go food shopping. Our minibus will also be available for local not-for-profit groups to use, so groups of young carers, or day care centres with young people who have learning difficulties can also get out and about. Trained volunteer drivers from our local community give their time freely and generously to drive our minibus. Your donations will help them to keep the minibus on the road and keep vulnerable and socially isolated people connected to their community.
Steps to get it done:
Any support you can give will be very gratefully received and put to very good use. We are a long-established charity, based and working in our local community, with over 47 years of experience in providing caring and supportive community transport. We are dependent on volunteer drivers to provide our services and they really do go the extra mile to ensure our passengers safety and well-being. Many thanks for your time : )
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