The Link Scheme drives people to have vaccinations, to the GP, to hospitals, shops, hairdressers, social events and the like. It will also visit the housebound or lonely and do their shopping. We cover Brinkworth, Christian Malford, Dauntsey & Foxham.
A shout out for Christian Malford who has provided 13 of the 22 drivers. We need more people to drive clients to the doctor, shops, hospital etc. (45p per mile driven paid to volunteers). In 2019/20 we had 38 volunteer drivers, now just 22!
If you don’t fancy driving could you be a good neighbour friend, visit somebody who is housebound and chat over a cup of tea and a biscuit.
A big thank you to Ian and Margaret, our long-serving co-ordinators, without whom the entire service would fail. They take phone calls/messages on the Link mobile phone and pair up clients and volunteers. We are looking for somebody to join them.
This Good Neighbour Link Scheme is a very worthwhile cause and much valued by those who receive our services. Please think about joining us and telephone 07563 769549 to find out more about how you could help.
|We administer a Dauntsey Vale Food Bank Service which is being used by 5 local families.
|4,670 miles driven in the last nine months 22 active volunteer drivers 169 tasks (59 since October) 301 hours of volunteer time