12 volunteers join community lift service as it offers more journeys to vaccination centres

Twelve new volunteers have come forward to help Beverley Community Lift (BCL) offer more journeys to local vaccination centres, after an appeal was made by the East Yorkshire transport charity.

Thursday, 18th February 2021, 8:23 am
The restrictions of the pandemic have meant that some of BCL’s regular team of volunteers have been unavailable to take passengers.

BCL’s volunteer car drivers have been taking registered passengers to Beverley Racecourse, Willerby, York and Brough to make sure everyone who needs help travelling to have their injections can do so.

The charity, which operates in Pocklington, Market Weighton and surrounding villages, is working with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the county’s clinical commissioning group to help anyone who needs transport to their vaccination appointments, as and when they are called.

BCL Manager Fiona Wales said: “We did a presentation via Zoom to potential volunteers, as well as a general appeal and are delighted that 12 people have subsequently applied to join our team.

“The Smile Foundation have also generously given us £500 to go towards funding the journeys to the various local vaccination centres.”

Visit www.bclift.org.uk or call 01842 868082 for more information about BCL services.