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Peppard sponsorship helps community bus hit the road

A unique service run solely by volunteers has upgraded its ‘wheels’ thanks to sponsorship from Peppard Building Supplies and other local businesses.

The community bus, which works around the Sonning Common area near Henley, takes the elderly and infirm to doctor and hospital appointments, on weekly trips to the supermarket and monthly ‘surprise’ outings.

The service, which is run by the Fish Volunteer Centre, is now the proud new owner of a specially designed, built to order, £46,500 mini bus.

“It really is a super looking bus,” said Fred Nickson, one of 80 helpers at the Fish Volunteer Centre.

“It is a 16-seater and has a built in hydraulic ramp at the back of the bus which enables wheelchair access.

“We are very grateful to Peppard Building Supplies and all our sponsors who have enabled us to purchase this bus.

“We offer more than 1,000 trips per year, so it is a much used and needed resource. A weekly visit to the supermarket is the only day out some of these elderly people get, and they enjoy it very much.”

Peppard Building Supplies sales and marketing director Ru Butler said: “The bus provides a much needed service in our community, and we take our hats off to the volunteers, who do such an excellent job.

“It’s an honour to be able to sponsor such a worthy project and I am very much looking forward to seeing it on the road!”

For further information about the bus and its services call 0118 972 3986. 


Posted on April 1, 2014 by Claire Savage