Shopping in Cardiff city centre

If you would like to do some shopping in Cardiff city centre but are unable to use public transport, then our Dial a Bus service could be just what you need.

VEST shopper in city centreFor £1 each way, our service will pick you up from your front door and take you to M&S in the city centre.  You will have three hours to shop before the bus will pick you up from the same spot and return you home. Our buses can take wheelchairs and are fitted with lifts if you have difficulties climbing steps.  All our drivers are trained and are happy to assist you on and off the bus, and to take any shopping into your house when you get home.  For any customers who need extra assistance we can also drop of at Cardiff Shopmobility, just let us know when you make your booking.   

To register for the Dial a Bus service, call us on 029 20490325.  We will send you the timetable for service and give you a registration number to make booking quick and easy.      

GoodGym To The Rescue

 

On a wet Tuesday night 34 legs arrived at VEST’s depot armed with enthusiasm and determination.

What else could we do but issue the lovely lot with brushes, buckets and mops and tell them to “get to it team”.

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They didn’t disappoint. Within 45 minutes they had scrubbed, mopped, polished and buffed every vehicle in our fleet.

goodgym clean

They left amidst the glare of gleaming windscreens and dashboards back to their meeting point at Cardiff Library.

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Thank you Goodgym.  Please come back again soon!

 

If you are interested in getting fit and doing good please contact Ben via email bena@goodgym.org

or take a peek at their web page www.goodgym.org

 

The Velothon

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This Summer Matthew White volunteered to complete the Wales Velothon in aid of VEST Community Transport.  After months of training disaster hit.  Matthew was injured and unable to race.  But all was not lost.  We have to say a big thank you to Alwyn who stepped in and took on this incredible challenge.  On 9 July Alwyn completed the gruelling 140 kilometre cycle around South Wales.  Well done and thank you Alwyn.

 

As a result of her amazing efforts and the incredible generosity of our supporters, Alwyn raised £2,200.  For a small charity like VEST this is a fantastic amount of money and helped us put the final touches to Dolly the Daytripper.  Thank you everyone who contributed.

 

 

 

HELLO DOLLY!

This is the newest addition to our fleet, Dolly the Daytripper.  Dolly can take 16 passengers in superb comfort on our longer trips.  Dolly didn’t come cheap.  Every bus like Dolly costs us £60,000.  This is because she is no ordinary minibus.  She is fully fitted out to allow safe access in a wheelchair or using a walking frame.  Already she has taken CRUISE Bereavement Group to The Bristol Balloon Festival, our local Townswomen Guilds to The Royal Mint and Taffs Well Pensioners to Hereford.dolly side It’s clear she’s a firm favourite with passengers!  Over time all our buses will of course need to be replaced.  This is why we are so grateful to everyone who supports us in raising funds to make sure we have a comfortable, safe bus for every passenger.

Call Caroline to book Dolly for your Jolly.  We can take your group anywhere in the UK (subject to the availability of one of our lovely volunteer drivers)