Community transport works across the Christmas period, even on Christmas day, to provide those who would otherwise be alone with access to family, friendship, company and independence over the holidays and we’re collecting stories of the incredible work that our members do.
Preseli Rural Tarnsport Associatoin (Green Dragon Bus), Llanfyranch, Pembrokeshire
A couple of years ago one of our regular passengers from Cardigan managed to break her leg. So she was stuck in hospital over Christmas much to her annoyance. Her family were having a good Christmas lunch together but Mum was going to miss out – could we help in any way?
That got us thinking of what we could do. We have an accessible vehicle that seats 7 people including the driver plus a wheelchair. We and the family discussed the possibilities and with the help of the nursing staff and one of our volunteers she was able to join the family for Christmas lunch.
She said: “Words could not describe the happiness in being able to join in with the celebrations with the rest of the family. For a volunteer to give up time especially on Christmas day was amazing and we can’t thank him and the Green Dragon enough for making my Christmas!”