Why does Soham need Nellie?
Three things we know ...
1) We often hear how hard it is for some residents to get out and about in Soham
2) People in Soham want to help each other
3) Local organisations pull together to make great stuff happen.
These three things led to the birth of an idea…to bring Nellie the Tuk Tuk to Soham!
Nellie currently lives in Ely and the idea is for the Soham Community to buy her and for local volunteers to provide lifts around Soham – our own unique form of community transport.
Neighbourhood Cares have teamed up with Viva Arts and Community Group, Soham Men’s Shed and other community partners to buy #Nellie4Soham. Neighbourhood Cares are leading the campaign, Viva will own and look after Nellie, and Soham Men’s Shed will recruit and organise the volunteer drivers to whizz around town.
Will you give your time?
Soham needs volunteer fuel – both for Nellie and for other great community opportunities. Visit Soham Library to see our Lend-a-Hand board – and find out about a range of local opportunities for you to volunteer your time to power up our community. The Lend-a-Hand board is next to the big Nellie-o-Meter in the library foyer! We will also feature some opportunities on social media during the campaign.
About the money...
We need to raise £4000 to buy Nellie. If you help us raise more then we will make a 'Nellie fund' which will be used by Neighbourhood Cares, Viva Arts and Community Group, Soham Men’s Shed and other community partners for Nellie-related activities including insurance and running costs and, if we make enough some activities which bring the Soham community together.
We have installed a Blue-Peter Style Nellie-o-meter in the library. Please help us fill her up and colour her in!