Charity in urgent appeal for drivers

Due to an increased demand for its service, Bell View is looking for drivers who can spare one to two hours per week transporting older people.

The charity, based in Belford, was recently delighted to receive funding from The Prince’s Countryside Fund, which enabled it to replace its existing wheelchair-accessible vehicle with a new purpose-built small vehicle.

Last year alone, it carried out more than 1,300 trips and without volunteer drivers, this much-needed service could not operate.

Older people often talk about the difficulties they have getting to services miles from their homes.

This is where Bell View’s transport scheme The BRINGO plays a vital role in enabling them to access numerous activities as well as health and social care services.

For more details about volunteering, contact 01668 219220 or bellviewbelford@hotmail.co.uk