Community Action: MK Community Car Service

by tracyw in Milton Keynes

Community Action: MK Community Car Service
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Help us fund the expansion of a Community Car Service in MK providing transport for vulnerable community members to access services.

by tracyw in Milton Keynes

We are a pilot Community Car Service in Milton Keynes that works with Volunteer Drivers to provide safe and reliable transportation for older and vulnerable members of the community who struggle to use public transport, to help them access a range of medical services or social care visits.

In a short space of time we have built up a successful service with regular passengers, a group of committed volunteer drivers and proven there is a significant need for this type of service in Milton Keynes especially as the population is growing and getting older. 

We would like to expand the current project to take more passengers from other estates across Milton Keynes including rural areas, so allowing passengers to maintain some independence, reduce isolation and increase health & wellbeing.  As a regular passenger describes “I saw an advert in the Parish Council newsletter for the Community Car Service and we needed help getting to hospital appointments so thought we would give them a ring and haven’t looked back. Since then they have been a godsend, we can ring them up with our journey details and then leave it up to them to sort out, it takes away the worry of how to get to places. We are so pleased we decided to ring them, the staff and drivers are really helpful and we couldn’t do it without them!”

The Volunteer drivers themselves also feel this is an invaluable service for people who may struggle with use of /access to /cost of public transport and are committed to helping passengers. As Volunteer driver Geoff explains “My volunteer driver role makes me feel as if I am helping another human being who otherwise may have varying problems in reaching destinations. Being disabled myself I understand the pitfalls and mobility challenges that can arise for some sectors of the community. I feel I can provide a total commitment to service users inasmuch as I do it because I want to. I enjoy helping others on a voluntary basis, meeting different people and it has helped me to understand the various difficulties some people have to contend with.”

The Community Car service is looking for additional drivers and is very flexible; volunteer drivers can commit to as much or as little time as they want to.  Support, disclosure & barring checks and training are also provided. If you or someone you know may be interested in using the Community Car service or becoming a volunteer driver please contact either Laura Jeffrey or Tracy Whitmore on 01908 670309 or email ccsmk@communityactionmk.org.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A certificate to say thank you for believing in our project and regular update on how our project is going!

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A free trip to the concrete cows from Central Milton Keynes, a certificate to say thank you for believing in our project and regular update on how our project is going!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A free trip to Willen Lake or similar from anywhere in Milton Keynes, free membership of the Community Car Service for three months for you or a family member, a certificate to say thank you for believing in our project and regular update on how our project is going!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Free membership of the Community Car Service for six months for you or a member of your family, A free trip to a landmark in Milton Keynes ie The Peace Pagoda, the Roman Ruins, the concrete cows etc from Central Milton Keynes, have your name included on our website as a benefactor, A certificate to say thank you for believing in our project and regular updates on the service.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Free membership of the Community Car Service for a year for you or a member of your family, a chance to meet the Volunteer Drivers, a free trip to a destination in Milton Keynes from anywhere in Milton Keynes, have your name included on our website as a benefactor, a certificate to say thank you for believing in our project and regular updates on the project.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

We would like you to become our sponsor for a month! and have your name /details of your company included on our social media accounts, facebook, the Community Action: MK website, and sent out in our e-alerts which is reached by over 400 Voluntary Sector groups and Organisations . You will have tea with the volunteer drivers, a magical mystery tour of Milton Keynes, free membership of the Community Car Service for a year for you and a member of your family, a certificate to say thank you for believing in our project and regular updates on the project.

£5,000 or more

£5,000 Reward

We would like you to become our sponsor for three months! and have your name /details of your company included on our social media accounts, facebook, the Community Action: MK website, and sent out in our e-alerts which is reached by over 400 Voluntary Sector groups and Organisations . You will have lunch with the volunteer drivers, a magical mystery tour of Milton Keynes, free membership of the Community Car Service for a year for you and members of your family (up to 4), a certificate to say thank you for believing in our project and regular updates on the project.

£10,000 or more

£10,000 Reward

We would like you to become our sponsor for six months! and have your name/details of your company listed on our social media accounts, You will also have lunch with the volunteer drivers, a magical mystery tour of Milton Keynes, free membership of the Community Car Service for a year for you and members of your family, a certificate to say thank you for believing in our project and regular updates on the project.

£20,000 or more

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£20,000 Reward

We would like you to become our sponsor for a whole year! Your name or your companies name will become our brand name ie "Joe Bloggs Community Car Service" if you would like! We will include your logo on our paperwork and on our social media sites including facebook, the Community Action: MK website, and sent out in our e-alerts which is reached by over 400 Voluntary Sector groups and Organisations . We would arrange lunch for you with the volunteer drivers, a magical mystery tour of Milton Keynes, free membership of the Community Car Service for a year for you and members of your family, a certificate to say thank you for believing in our project and regular updates on the project.

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