Exmouth transport group receive grant
PUBLISHED: 06:30 01 June 2016 | UPDATED: 09:21 01 June 2016
An East Devon-based home care provider has awarded a grant of £500 to the Exmouth and District Community Transport Group (EDCTG).
Bluebird Care has provided the funds to support the charity in providing transport to the Exmouth Dementia Carers Support Group.
The home care provider awarded the community grant to EDCTG after receiving numerous applications from voluntary organisations and community projects across Exeter and East Devon.
The community transport group was chosen by Bluebird Care from a shortlist of other applications and the cheque for £500 was presented on behalf of Bluebird Care by Anna Howard, senior superviser, .
She said: “We were inspired by the EDCTG’s link-up with the Exmouth Dementia Carers Support Group.
“It is exactly the type of project we were looking to support and one that shares our understanding of how important it is, taking care of the carer, especially for people caring for a loved one with dementia.”
Established in 1990, the EDCTG is a charity providing safe and friendly accessible transport, enabling people to maintain their independence.
Chairman of the group Jill Elson said: “We are very pleased to have been chosen for this grant by Bluebird Care.
“It means so much to our passengers to be able to get out, meet new people and visit a wide variety of destinations.”
Jean Thistlethwaite, from the Dementia Carers Support Group, said: “What a wonderful service we now have available to us.
“I am absolutely delighted that Bluebird Care has chosen EDCTG as the recipient of its community award.”