Exmouth’s 16-year-old charity car service still going strong

PUBLISHED: 17:00 17 February 2018

Mary Philbey, Coordinator (right) and Jenny Lewis, secretary at the office in the Exmouth Town Hall.

Mary Philbey, Coordinator (right) and Jenny Lewis, secretary at the office in the Exmouth Town Hall.

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Organisers of a volunteer car service are urging people to comtinuing using them

Residents in Exmouth struggling to get to hospital for appointments or to visit relatives are being urged to take advantage of a 16-year-old community scheme.

Since 2002, kind-hearted motorists in Exmouth have given up their time to offer transport to those in need.

Town residents can get lifts to hospital or health centre appointments via the Exmouth Community Car Scheme, set up in 2002.

Now, committee members are hoping to raise awareness of the scheme to make sure people are aware of the provision.

Committee member Howard Witt said: “The drivers do it because they want to help other people get around easier.”

Drivers can take passengers as far away as Birmingham in some cases and will wait for them to finish their appointments and take them home.

Anyone interested in taking advantage of the charity service should ring 01395 266062 Monday to Friday between 9am and 2pm.

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