They’re back – Ring and Ride Social Trips on Tuesday’s. We’ve missed our passengers; they’ve missed our trips.
The pandemic isn’t over and we will do everything possible to keep our passengers, staff and volunteers safe, whilst supporting people to get back out and about; still following the Gov Guidance and our own safety measures.
For many months we have not been able to offer any social element to our services and this we know has had a significant impact for many people.
We are not out of the woods yet but we want to enable people in our community to be able to take short trips out and enjoy conversation again; for some it is crucial. Lockdown and restrictions have taken their toll on so much and so many; if we can take small steps in helping people to regain some level of normality and boost morale, wellbeing and mental health it is a step in the right direction.
For us as a Charity it has been so incredibly difficult to continue operating, yet thanks to our amazing volunteers and staff who didn’t need to shield, we continued operating our essential medical journeys and shopping trips for those most in need. We’ve also had the privilege of working with many other local organisations within Helping Dawlish and this continues.
The day to day funding of the Charity proves hard at this time but we cannot believe our good fortune in receiving funds to support us in purchasing a new bespoke minibus, arriving any day. Without it our future was looking quite bleak as funding has reduced significantly and lockdown prevented any activities running for us, and other supporting groups, and were really worried.
The wheels keep turning and we look forward to better times, being back out serving our community, step by step. We can’t wait to see people back on board.
We will take care of you and ask that those wishing to travel will respect our requirements of continuing to wear face coverings whilst travelling, and follow our advice in keeping everyone as safe as we can whilst out and about.
We welcome back our existing passengers and those new wishing to join us. Just give us a call and we can reassure you, book you in and get you out. We can’t guarantee the good weather but we’ll try.
If the social trips aren’t for you, maybe you would like to try or come back to our ‘Ring and Ride’ shopping trips, to local towns and destinations to get those daily tasks done; banking, post office, shops etc, with our door to door service.
We have a great fleet of vehicles adapted to suit most needs, comfortable, spacious and driven with a smile by one of our friendly driving team.