Do you have trouble getting to the supermarket each week?
Oswestry Charity, Qube, is operating a weekly bus service for residents living in or between the villages of Llansanffraidd, Llanfechain and Llanfyllin. Every Friday, Qube’s accessible minibus picks up residents on Friday mornings and takes them to Tesco or Morrisons in Welshpool.
Friendly organiser of the service, Michelle Kelsall, said that the service was helping bridge a gap for people who are struggling. She said:
“Many local people find it impossible to get to the supermarket because of health or mobility problems, or simply because they live miles from anywhere. Our volunteers get people to the supermarket and are even on hand to give extra help to anyone who has problems getting around the shops.”
Mrs Perdue is a local resident who’s used the Friday Bus and Shop for the last two months. She said: “The Friday bus is essential for me, I couldn’t do my shopping without it. The drivers help me get around the supermarket in Welshpool and take the shopping into the house for me. They are very nice and very helpful, I really look forward to seeing them every Friday.”
The Friday Bus and Shop needs to be booked in advance and costs £7.50 for a return journey from any pick-up point.
If you’d like to find out more or book a place or if you’d like to become a volunteer helper, please call Michelle at Qube on 01691 656882 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friday Bus and Shop service is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government Intermediate Care Fund.
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