It may only be November, but here at the Community Transport Association we’ve already started to think about Christmas!
It’s easy to look at the Christmas adverts that are starting to appear on the TV, at the lights and decorations that are going up across the country, and assume that everyone is surrounded by family and friends at this time of year. But for so many people across the UK, this isn’t the case. There are those who are alone at Christmas, who don’t have anyone to celebrate with or don’t have access to transport to get out and about.
That’s why community transport works across the Christmas period, even on Christmas day, to provide those who would otherwise be alone, with family, friendship, company and independence over the holidays.
We want to spend this December telling the inspiring stories of the amazing work that our members do at Christmas. If you have a community transport Christmas story to tell, we want to hear from you!
Whether it’s a specific person or group that you’ve helped, something you’ve done in the past, something you’re doing this year or something you do every year, we know you have a story to tell!
We can’t wait to hear your stories and share them here on our blog. In the past, these posts have got thousands of views, prompted a letter of congratulations to a member from the Director of Local Transport at the Department for Transport, and have been read out in a Parliamentary debate!
So make sure you send in your stories, and keep an eye out in December for our community transport Christmas blogs.