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. This December, we’re going to be sharing the stories of our members who go above and beyond at Christmas.
We’ll be updating this page regularly, so keep checking back for new stories.
Shencare Community Transport, Birmingham
“I was astounded that a not for profit organisation would go to these lengths to help a family need.” Read a letter from Emma about the help and support given to her family by Shencare Community Transport last Christmas. Read more.
Brent Community Transport, London
Read a letter from Janaki, a 16 year old volunteer for Brent Community Transport who, last Christmas, took part in their festive bus programme around London. Read more.
Tavistock Area Support Services, Devon
“As you would expect with volunteers someone will always put their hand up. Kind hearts and generous natures, all of them!” Read Diane’s story about the work Tavistock Area Support Services do at Christmas. Read more.
Grimsby and Cleethorpes Dial-a-Ride, North East Lincolnshire
Two years ago, Midge Curry from Grimsby and Cleethorpes Dial-a-Ride sent in a story about a new project: ‘Not Home Alone at Christmas’. This year she shares the story of how this has expanded to help people all year round. Read more.
Green Dragon Bus, Pembrokeshire
Caroline Wilson shares her account of how Green Dragon Bus helped get one of their passengers home to their family for Christmas. Read more.
Northampton Volunteer Car Scheme, Northamptonshire
Many of our passengers live alone and rely on the scheme. Our latest passenger survey feedback showing that 91% of respondents thought the scheme was a lifeline and it is particularly important over the Christmas period. Read more from Sally Jones at Northampton Volunteer Car Scheme.
Little Green Bus, Lancashire
When passengers were cut off by snow, Little Green Bus rallied local business to make sure they had the supplies they needed. Read more.