Urgent plea for volunteers to help our elderly and our youth

The parish council operates a community car scheme to help get residents to their hospital appointments as there often isn’t any suitably timed public transport or the health of the patient would make use of public transport difficult.  Many of our customers are elderly and have been isolating or shielding.  Many of their hospital appointments have been postponed and are now very important.

We also operate the youth café for children aged between 11-16 years to provide them with constructive activities & opportunities to meet friends in a safe environment, as well as providing important access to youth services.

We have ways to help both operate in a covid-secure environment to help protect our volunteers and users.

In both instances, many of the local volunteers that normally make these schemes possible, are over retirement age or have underlying health conditions which mean they are unable to return to volunteering at the moment due to the ongoing pandemic.   We are therefore struggling to fulfil customer bookings.

We desperately need to hear from you, if you are willing and able to help, even if only for the next 6 months, so we can help these 2 groups of residents access the services they need. To express interest in helping the car scheme, please contact communitytransport@pitstone.co.uk and for the youth café please contact youth.cafe@me.com or parishclerk@pitstone.co.uk.

Further details of both schemes can be found on www.pitstone.co.uk

Thank you.

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