Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Axe Valley Ring and Ride organisers receive a much needed £450 from Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society
THE cash-strapped Axe Valley and West Dorset Ring and Ride service has been given a welcome financial boost.
Members of the organisation,which provides a vital transport link for pensioners and the disabled, collected a cheque for £450 from Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society.
The money was part of the proceeds from the group’s highly successful summer show.
Chairman Jenny Harding also presented cheques to Uplyme Village Hall (£150), Uplyme and Lyme Regis Cricket Club (£70), King George V Playing Field (£50) and St John’s Ambulance (£70).
The money was handed out at the society’s recent autumn show.
Sandra Ward, receiving the cheque on behalf of the ring and ride group, said: “This is manna from heaven. The service is experiencing unprecedented numbers of users, and gifts such as this are crucial.”
* The charity operates a minibus for the elderly, disabled or disadvantaged people in the local area, picking up passengers from home and taking them into town for shopping or to use local services.