Groups urged to use service

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Voluntary and social groups in the Newmarket area are being urged to make the most of a transport service available to them.

The Voluntary Network, in Forest Heath, has wheelchair accessible vehicles with volunteer drivers which it can hire out to local groups at low cost.

They are available in more than 30 towns and villages across Suffolk and Norfolk including Newmarket, Mildenhall, Red Lodge, Exning and Lakenheath.

Several local groups including the Forget Me Not Club for people with dementia, the Newmarket KidZone for young people with additional needs, the Mildenhall Library Group and the St Mary’s Residents’ Association in Mildenhall are already using the service, however the Voluntary Network wants to offer it to further groups.

Caroline Robinson, Voluntary Network Manager, said: “This transport service allows many local people to take part in community events and development activities, which largely improves the quality of their lives and allows them to socialise in safe and productive environments and to avoid isolation.

“We know there are many groups in this area which are in desperate need for transport solutions and we can provide the solution. The challenge for us is ensuring these groups are aware of what we can provide, so we would urge them to get in touch so we can discuss all possibilities.”

For more information on the hire service telephone the Voluntary Network on 01638 608022.