Mobility charity calling for community’s help

PUBLISHED: 15:38 10 March 2016 | UPDATED: 13:51 15 March 2016

TRIP's logo. Ref mhh 03-16TI 9641. Picture: Terry Ife

TRIP's logo. Ref mhh 03-16TI 9641. Picture: Terry Ife

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TRIP, based in New Street, is currently appealing for some new drivers for its Ring and Ride service, and people to help organise holidays for its users.

A Honiton mobility charity is calling for the community’s help to ease the burden of the day-to-day pressures it faces.

TRIP, based in New Street, is currently appealing for some new drivers for its Ring and Ride service, and people to help organise holidays for its users.

Neil Hurlock, TRIP’s office manager, explained that several existing drivers had stepped down from their voluntary roles, leaving gaps that need filling.

“We do need volunteer Ring and Ride drivers for the weekend to take people out when we do our weekend trips,” Mr Hurlock said.

“We need some help with a couple of new drivers to take the load off our existing drivers.

“Anyone who becomes a driver can have their partner come along with them for the day trips.

“You will be making a difference, breaking down isolation for people whose mobility problems means that they can not go out and about.”

Mr Hurlock is also asking for holiday planners to get in touch.

The charity is taking its users on four trips away this year, and they are all oversubscribed.

Anyone who can help organise long trips away to different destinations can call Mr Hurlock at the TRIP office on 01404 46529.


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