Volunteers gearing up to buy new van
Larkhall & District Volunteer Group are set to get themselves a new bus.
The group are delighted to have been awarded £40,000 from the Morrison Foundation, which will go towards the cost of purchasing the new minibus.
The Morrisons Foundation supports charities making a positive difference in local communities across England, Scotland and Wales.
They award grants for charity projects and match fund fundraising from Morrisons staff match to support charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives.
Charities are encouraged to visit www.morrisonsfoundation. com to find out how to apply for funds.
Sandra Mccrory, LDVG funding and marketing coordinator, said:“we have been having a lot of problems lately with our minibus tail lifts, which are essential in assisting those with mobility issues access our transport.
“The purchase of a new, state-of-the-art minibus with a fully-working tail lift, will enable us to continue with this vital support to our members and the community.”
LDVG plan to buy a 17-seater Minibus Lite, with tail lift and many other useful features.
This‘lite’minibus will remove the requirement for a D1 on your driving licence and will open up further volunteering opportunities.
If you would like any further information about LDVG’S Community Transport, please contact Jacqueline Gallacher on 01698 888893 or Transport@ ldvg.org.uk
Thumbs up LDVG volunteers and users are delighted with the cash windfall to help purchase a new bus