Film pro­ducer’s ac­tion to pub­li­cise Dial a Ride

Char­ity say DVD will reach out to those who need ser­vice

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Mort Smith mort.smith@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A RE­TIRED film pro­ducer from Winch­more Hill has come to the aid of a lo­cal char­ity by help­ing to make a film ex­plain­ing what the char­ity does.

Peter Viney vol­un­teered to di­rect and pro­duce a 15-minute film on video and DVD which tells peo­ple about the ser­vices pro­vided by Chilterns Dial a Ride (CDAR) and in­cludes tes­ti­mo­ni­als from reg­u­lar users of the low-cost trans­port ser­vice.

In Fe­bru­ary this year, CDAR launched a pi­lot Com­mu­nity Parish Project in the Che­sham area, specif­i­cally for those in the com­mu­nity who have dif­fi­cul­ties in get­ting out and about.

The project has been a suc­cess, but CDAR chair­man David Ou­vry be­lieves there are more peo­ple who would re­ally ben­e­fit from the ser­vice but who sim­ply don’t know it ex­ists.

Mr Ou­vry said: “Peter Viney very kindly of­fered to make a film for us that we could show to po­ten­tial users, those who would di­rectly ben­e­fit from the ser­vice – whether it’s get­ting them to a hos­pi­tal ap­point­ment or to do their weekly shop­ping.

“Now, we can use a por­ta­ble DVD player, ideal for show­ing in the home or to small groups. The film tells all you need to know, and the DVD can also be lent out to com­mu­nity support or­gan­i­sa­tions.

The costs of the film­ing, un­der Mr Viney’s di­rec­tion, to­gether with all the equip­ment for show­ing the film and the ‘rolling out’ of the pro­gramme is be­ing funded by a grant from Affin­ity Wa­ter.

Emma Grig­son, chair of the company’s com­mu­nity re­view panel said: “Affin­ity Wa­ter is a com­mu­ni­ty­fo­cused or­gan­i­sa­tion serv­ing lo­cal peo­ple and we are de­lighted to be in­volved in projects that ben­e­fit the com­mu­ni­ties we serve. We are pleased to be able to support this ex­cel­lent cam­paign.”

Mr Ou­vry added: “This will greatly en­hance our abil­ity to reach out to those we be­lieve need our help.”

The film had one of its first show­ings at a meet­ing of the Penn and Holmer Green Women’s Fel­low­ship in the Church Hall of Christchurch in Holmer Green on Thurs­day and was gen­er­ally very well re­ceived.

If you would like to

HELP­ING OUT: Re­tired film di­rec­tor Peter Viney ar­range a show­ing, or to loan the DVD to show to your com­mu­nity support group about the ser­vices CDAR of­fer, call 01494 766 123. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the web­site at www. chiltern-dial-a-ride.net.

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