HARROW HINDU CELEBRATION

We were excited to be asked to provide transport for our local Hindu Centre in Splott who offer support to older people in our community.  We do love a celebration and jumped at the chance to be involved.

The group had been invited to attend a national gathering of Hindu community centre members for an event celebrating the second anniversary of a well know prayer group.

The event was held in Harrow, Middlesex and over 300 people arrived on the day from community centres all over the UK.

It was a long day for our volunteer Hitesh but he was well looked after and enjoyed joining the passengers in their motorway picnic.

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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.

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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.