Good neighbours on right route

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A community service which serves elderly and disabled people who struggle to use conventional public transport is adding another bus to its fleet.

The Good Neighbours Community Transport scheme will be taking delivery of a new minibus so it is also looking to boost the current pool of volunteer drivers.

Bus trips can be to areas across the North York Moors or bringing passengers to and from the Trinity Centre where they meet up with friends for a meal and a chat.

A spokesperson said: “Drivers have the opportunity to meet people and make a real difference to their day by being able to take them out and about.

“The freedom and independence the minibus gives passengers is appreciated and many pay tribute to our friendly and helpful drivers.”

If driving is not your thing then there is also a need for volunteers to help passengers on and off the bus.

Driving opportunities are open to people between the ages of 25 to 70 that have held a driving licence, including D1, for two years or more.

Drivers will be asked to commit themselves for either half or a full day per week. Full training will be given.

For more information on this or any of our volunteer jobs please contact Alan Lund or Jane Potter on 01947 606440.

You can also call in for a chat at Church House, Flowergate, Whitby.