Date: Thursday 08 November 2018
Based at Wivelsden Farm, Bluebird Community Partnership have been gifted £250 by our South Thames team. The funding follows the charity’s win in the region’s donation box scheme, which is currently running at its Greenhill Gardens development in Haywards Heath and invites visitors to vote for one of three local causes to benefit from a monetary donation. Bluebird Community Partnership received the most votes during September and have been awarded with £250.
The Bluebird Community Partnership is part of Community Transport Sussex, which also runs similar schemes in Crawley and the Horsham District, and with a fleet of 11 vehicles provides vital transport to vulnerable individuals across the Mid Sussex district. The charity’s services include the provision of accessible transport for people with reduced mobility or poor transport links, a volunteer car service, a community bus, and accessible transport to schools and day care centres.
Commenting on our donation Matt Roberts, CEO at the at Community Transport Sussex, said: “The £250 donation from Taylor Wimpey came as a lovely surprise, and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for us. Our services are vital for vulnerable individuals in the community and enable them to continue to travel around the local area and maintain their independence. The donation from Taylor Wimpey will go towards the provision of our dial-a-ride service which helps get those who have difficulty accessing public transport, out and about and reduces the risk of them becoming socially isolated.”
Louise Adams, Sales Manager at Taylor Wimpey South Thames, said: “We are proud to support local charities and were delighted to make a donation to the Bluebird Community Partnership. The charity does fantastic work in helping to transport those in need and I hope that our funding will help with the continuation of their services.”