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Frome Community Cars seeks new volunteer drivers

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Frome Community Cars, the volunteer service that provides transport for people who have difficulty accessing local bus services or are unable to drive, is calling for more volunteers.

The team is looking for drivers who would be happy to give some time each week to transport people to hospital and GP appointments as well as shopping trips.  

Organisers say, “This is an essential service, providing mobility to a wide section of our community. There are currently 300 passengers on the Frome Community Cars (FCC) books, but only 14 regular drivers.”

Morag Stuart, who recently started as coordinator for FCC says, “This service is vital for many people who are isolated and unable to get out for various reasons.  It would be great if we could help even more people.”

Anyone who holds a valid driving licence and is fit and well, has the potential to become a car scheme voluntary driver. The vehicle they plan to use must have a valid MOT and car insurance and be suitable for car scheme work. Drivers are reimbursed for the fuel they use.

With winter approaching, making transport needs even more pressing for older people, now would be a good time to contribute to the scheme and make a real difference to people’s lives. The Frome Community Cars team is also a friendly group, with regular get-togethers planned. Those interested in helping or enquiring about using the service can call Morag on 07596 591 391

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