Thurrock’s community bus service Transvol receives key funding

Great news – TRANSVOL have received £48K from the National Lottery Community Fund.

TRANSVOL manager Denise Cheeseman, applied and was delighted to receive the grant as a payment for re-establishing a true ‘Thurrock Dial-a-ride’.

As many will know their service was decimated with cuts a few years ago, but has since been winning Council Contracts to transport disabled children to and from school.

This has subsidised their volunteer runs up till now and last year they managed over 20,000 trips for their 1500 members.

They had been talking to their vulnerable members and they wanted to be able to come out of their houses in a safe way.

Neil Woodbridge the Chair said “It’s hard with the virus, but just helping people to get their shopping or have a safe visit in their family bubble is a massive thing that we are proud to do as a charity”.

If you know anyone who is isolated by way of transport – give Denise a ring on 01375 391 444

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