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TDBC Citizenship Awards

Wivey Link are Winners

26/04/2016

The 36 volunteer drivers for the Wivey Link Community Transport Service.


The following nomination statement has been taken from the Taunton Deane BC official press release for the Citizenship Awards.


"Wivey Link was set up nearly 15 years ago to help combat isolation in this rural area and many of the drivers have been volunteers since the beginning. They drive an average of 125 miles a day - mostly short journeys enabling people to get out to doctors, chiropodist and hospital appointments, or the hairdressers and day centre. The drivers often go beyond the call of duty to ensure that passengers get to the correct department for their appointments or safely indoors with their shopping. They are regarded locally as "Jewels in the Crown" providing a vital service to the older and infirm members of the community."


A big "thank you" and well done to all Wivey Link Drivers who give their time tirelessly to this excellent service. This is a well deserved award.