Help us to keep the wheels turning!

Release date: 28 July 2016

Community Connexions, a county wide charity based in Cheltenham which provides door-to-door community transport for the elderly and disabled is asking for volunteers to join their ‘Friends of Community Connexions’ group to help keep their vital services running.

Paul Riddick, CEO of Community Connexions said “We provide extensive accessible transport services across the county with the help of our drivers, many of whom are volunteers. Our small staff team concentrate their time and efforts ensuring the continuity of front line services, enabling some of the most vulnerable members of society to attend vital hospital and doctor appointments, visit relatives, get essential shopping and engage with their local communities.”

We are delighted that our service is so popular and that we are helping so many people get out and about - our enhanced service provision is being met with great enthusiasm by many communities! However, we now have a greater need than ever for volunteers to work alongside office staff and trustees to help us to raise funds that will enable us to meet the ever increasing demand for community transport. Volunteers can give as much or as little time as they wish. We operate in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury Borough, Cotswold and Stroud Districts. Ideally we would like people from all of those areas to join our friendly team, bringing their skills, experience and ideas to help us in whichever way suits them.”

Further information about the charity can be found on their website www.communityconnexions.org.uk or call 0845 680 5029

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Issued by: Bev Hemming, Business Development Manager bev@communityconnexions.org.uk 01242 244635

Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 1PX