Bus service seeks community heroes as demand grows

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A transport service which provides invaluable bus journeys for young and old is appealing for more volunteer drivers.

Go START, based in Sudbury, currently has a team of 12 drivers who ferry hundreds of pensioners, schoolchildren and people with disabilities around.

However, with its services being called upon more and more, the group is in urgent need of extra help.

“Demand for our services continues to grow and we desperately need more people to become drivers,” said Go START founder John Phillips.

The transport service, which formed in 2011, regularly makes 500 journeys every week.

Mr Phillips said volunteers would be playing a crucial in the community and providing a lifeline for many people.

“We have a great team of volunteer drivers who are nothing short of community heroes,” he said. “These kind-hearted people give up their time free of charge to help others and we urge anyone who wants to join to get in touch.”

Anyone wanting more information should contact 01787 242116.