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£6,940.77

raised of
£61,000
target by 15 supporters
Ring & Ride and Shopmobility

Save Our Seats - Minibus Appeal

Ring and Ride Minibus Appeal
Closes on 11/30/2019
Charity Registration No: HMRC Registered
About the charity

Ring & Ride and Shopmobility

Providing services for people who are frail elderly, sick or disabled, who have problems accessing services & local facilities due to age, ill health, rural isolation and a lack of public and private transport. Clients are at a time in their lives when extra support is a necessity, not a luxury.

Story

The team at Go North Devon (GND) have launched an urgent appeal to raise £61,000 to replace our existing wheelchair accessible Ring & Ride minibus. The current minibus has been in service for 10 years and is no longer fuel efficient and due to its rapidly declining condition (despite planned maintenance and servicing) and high mileage it is sadly becoming uneconomical to repair.

To ensure continuity of the Ring & Ride service we need to raise the funds, buy a vehicle and arrange for it to be converted. The lead in time from order, conversion to delivery can be as much as 3 months, making this a time critical appeal.

Our clients depend on the generosity of compassionate people who understand the importance of helping others who have reached a time in their lives when a little extra support to help retain their independence is a necessity not a luxury.

Our Ring & Ride service operates in a largely rural area around North Devon for people who have problems accessing services and local facilities due to disability, ill health, frailty and rural isolation as a result of the lack of private and public transport. Many of our clients have physical or sensory disabilities. As the trend for people to continue living in their own homes and maintain their independence as they become frailer continue to rise, make it essential this service keeps running.

Our service allows passengers to not only do their weekly shopping but also to attend vital health appointments, collect important prescriptions, hire a wheelchair or scooter from our Shopmobility Centre based in Barnstaple. Additionally the service provides passengers with an opportunity to engage socially with fellow passengers which helps to reduce loneliness and low level mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Many of our clients who live alone have formed new friendships and have enjoyed the social contact with other passengers and volunteers. Jean from Barnstaple said Ive been using Ring & Ride for over 20 years now since I stopped driving. I really dont know what I would do without it and Dianne from Newport said the Ring & Ride service matters because Its the only time I get to go out shopping and is the highlight of my week. I have made new friends here and I dont want to lose the service.

Please help!

Each Ring & Ride journey makes a positive change an opportunity to see friends or family, feel part of the community, to access services, retain a sense of freedom or to just get out of the house.

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Supporters

15

Anonymous

2 months ago

Too important a service to loose.

Anonymous

2 months ago

Hope you can keep going as I know it helps a lot of people

£10.00

+ £2.5 Gift Aid

Samuel Baily

2 months ago

Hoping this worthy cause gets all the support it deserves. Good luck to all involved!

£40.00

+ £10 Gift Aid

Anonymous

2 months ago

Such a brilliant service - It’s the only time my Father in law is not reliant on us to take him out & is a small amount of independence that all elderly people only ever really want👍

Anonymous

2 months ago

A very worthy cause !!

£20.00

About the charity

Ring & Ride and Shopmobility
Ring & Ride and Shopmobility

Providing services for people who are frail elderly, sick or disabled, who have problems accessing services & local facilities due to age, ill health, rural isolation and a lack of public and private transport. Clients are at a time in their lives when extra support is a necessity, not a luxury.

Charity Registration No: HMRC Registered

http://www.gonorthdevon.co.uk

Donation summary

Total raised

£6,940.77

+ £41.25 Gift Aid

Direct Donations

£235.00

Donations via Fundraisers

£0.00

Offline donations

£6,705.77
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Save Our Seats - Minibus Appeal

Ring & Ride and Shopmobility