There’s no doubt that minibuses offer a invaluable service to many residents in the UK. There are countless uses for minibuses in the community, whether it be for care homes for the elderly or taking kids to and from sporting events. Fundraisers in Wadebridge are nearing their goal of raising enough money to buy a community minibus as they were recently awarded a £10,000 grant towards it. To read the full story click the headline below.

Minibus ‘on its way’ thanks to £10k grant

 

A COMMUNITY minibus may soon be available for use by Wadebridge organisations and youth groups thanks to an Awards For All Lottery grant of £10,000 towards the £25,000 cost of a new 17-seater vehicle.

The grant was made possible due to the success of local fundraising, which has been co-ordinated by the Wadebridge Youth Project (WYP), a registered charity for providing facilities for the youth of the area.

Last year, Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network (WREN) members awarded £2,250 towards the cost, and the Fisherman’s Friends group of Port Isaac donated the sum of £1,400 from one of its popular summer concerts.
Source: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

 

In similar news, a Durham care home has recently acquired a new minibus for its residents. Minibuses are ideal for care home residents as they often have wheelchair access which is vital for elderly citizens who want to get around but don’t have the means otherwise. Click the headline to read the full story.

 

New minibus for Durham care home

A CARE home has taken delivery of a new minibus.

The vehicle has been sent to St Margaret’s Care Home, on Crossgate, Durham City – one of 200 being sent to HC-One homes across the country.

It has four seats in the back, two in the front and, crucially, space for three wheelchairs.

Home manager Carol Jones said it would allow staff to take more than one disabled resident out at a time.

Source: http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk

 

Stories like these just show how important minibuses are in the UK and around the world. If a small group of people need to be transported then there really is no better vehicle for it. Be sure to check back here regularly as we’re committed to bringing you the latest news in the world of minibuses.