Last week, the keys to our new Community Mini Bus were officially presented to Worcester Wheels by Robin Walker MP. The Worcester Observer have covered the story which can be found by clicking this link:
ROBIN WALKER MP LAUNCHES WORCESTER WHEELS NEW WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE MINIBUS FROM THE DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT’S COMMUNITY MINIBUS FUND
Local communities in Worcester and the surrounding villages will now benefit from an additional wheelchair accessible minibus thanks to the Department for Transport’s Community Minibus fund, round one of which has seen £25m invested nationally in minibuses to help support some of the most vulnerable members of society ; community transport is provided by not for profit organisations for elderly, disabled and socially excluded groups and individuals. The minibus was formally handed over by Worcester MP Robin Walker at the County Cricket Ground last Friday, 3rd March.
David Davis, Chair of the Trustees of Worcester Wheels said “The Trustees, staff and volunteers are delighted to have received the new wheelchair accessible minibus from the Department for Transport to add to our existing fleet. It will prove invaluable as we grow and develop our services to provide even more affordable, accessible and reliable bus services to the City of Worcester and its’ environs”.
Should you wish to find out more about using Worcester Wheels or volunteering with Worcester Wheels please contact Dormston Cook on 01905 724274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worcester Wheels / Worcester Volunteer Centre Trustees are extremely grateful to the estate of Miss Elizabeth Coxon for the recent bequest and to Sue Sharp for administering the process. To mark our gratitude and respect we are proud to share Liz’s brief obituary with all of our customers, volunteers and stakeholders.
Miss Elizabeth Coxon 1946 – 2016
Known to her friends as Liz, she always maintained that she had been very lucky in her life despite leaving us at only 69 years of age. From being born at the right time, spending a happy childhood on a farm with her sister and parents, whom she loved dearly, to a rewarding career and wonderful friendships made along the way. On leaving school she trained to be a teacher and after many years in primary teaching she specialised in Special Needs for the rest of her career. Being one of the last people to be able to retire at 50 she did have 18 good years of retirement before falling ill with pancreatic cancer. She wants her bequest to make a difference to other people’s lives.