Call for volunteers to drive forward “vital” community transport service

The Borderhoppa

The Borderhoppa

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A ‘vital’ community transport group has made an impassioned plea for support to help drive the organisation forward.

The Borderhoppa, which provides a “diverse range” of community transport services to more than 50 parishes across south Norfolk and north Suffolk, says its needs to fill a number of roles, including trustees to become board members, volunteer drivers, administration staff and fundraisers.

Our services really do provide a lifeline to some of the most vulnerable people within our community, so anyone who could spare some time to help us would really be giving something back to local people

Carole Tilston, Borderhoppa Project manager

The service allows people without access to other forms of transport, including young people, the elderly, those with restricted mobility or those who are rurally isolated, to attend important appointments, do their shopping or attend social events.

Full training would be provided to those interested and all expenses would be paid.

Carole Tilston, Borderhoppa Project manager, said: “Demands for our services are increasing all the time so we need to recruit more volunteers.

“We are really keen to recruit two or three new trustees to sit on the board to help make decisions and drive the organisation forward.

“We need a number of new drivers, administration staff and we could really do with people with fundraising and marketing experience.

“Our services really do provide a lifeline to some of the most vulnerable people within our community, so anyone who could spare some time to help us would really be giving something back to local people.”

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or requiring more information about Borderhoppa should telephone 01379 854800 or email adminboderhoppa@btconnect.com.

For more see www.borderhoppa.org