Volunteer drivers needed for SVS

Jenny Waller, Kevin Harris, Carol Drover-Taylor and Chris Lemaitre of the Sidmouth Voluntary Service

Jenny Waller, Kevin Harris, Carol Drover-Taylor and Chris Lemaitre of the Sidmouth Voluntary Services. Ref shs 46 19TI 4179. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Volunteer drivers are needed to help Sid Valley residents unable to travel to important appointments.

Sidmouth Voluntary Services (SVS) runs a minibus service that helps users attend its lunch club, go shopping or travel to health appointments.

The charity will soon have three new minibuses which have been purchased with a legacy donation, including two eight-seat vehicles and a 14-seater bus.

Volunteers will require a clean driving licence and where possible the specialist D1 licence to drive the larger minibuses.

Emma Pilgrim, volunteer co-ordinator for SVS, said: "For many it's a great way to get out and meet others at the lunch club, to go shopping locally at Waitrose or Lidl.


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"The vehicle service really helps people who cannot really get out.

"The medical car drivers take them to places such as the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Exmouth and Axminster.

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"It's helping people get to their appointment at the Beacon in Sidmouth."

To volunteer, email sidmouthvs.transport@gmail.com or contact the transport office on 01395 512221.

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