URGENT! – volunteer drivers required

OWLS (Over, Willingham, Longstanton, Swavesey) Community Car Scheme urgently requires additional drivers to keep up with growing demand. Drivers receive 30p a mile (£3 min charge) from customers and 15p a mile from Cambridgeshire County Council and it is helpful if they can offer a minimum of one journey a week. Please ring the scheme’s mobile for more details.

For many elderly people the winter brings with it worries about falling on slippery ground when out walking or concerns about driving in hazardous conditions. A walk to the doctors or local shop which was relatively easy in the summer or a drive to attend an outpatient appointment can seem a different prospect entirely in the winter months. If this applies to you, a family member, friend or neighbour then do consider using or suggesting OWLS to help with these journeys.

OWLS offers a door-to-door return service to those people who are unable to access other means of transport to attend medical appointments or make some social journeys. Drivers live in one of the four villages covered by the scheme and are all DBS checked.

For further details or to book a journey please ring the scheme’s mobile number: 07505 254363 between 9am and 4pm Monday – Friday. If you reach the ansaphone please leave a clear message including your telephone number and the coordinator will ring you back.

The OWLS volunteer coordinators and drivers would like to wish all their customers a very Merry Christmas.

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