Cash boost for bus service

A step up...Go START founder John Phillips is presented with a cheque for �250.
A step up...Go START founder John Phillips is presented with a cheque for �250.

ACCESS to an invaluable community bus service used by hundreds of pensioners and people with disabilities has been improved thanks to a cash donation.

Money raised by Networking 4 Breakfast in Long Melford has been used to buy a quick-release step, which has been fitted to a bus to make it easier to board.

The bus is owned by community transport organisation Go START, which was launched at the beginning of the year.

Group founder John Phillips said he was grateful for the donation.

“This step may not seem like much, but it is a vital piece of equipment,” he said.

“We are delighted to be able to improve the vehicle in this way and we wouldn’t have been able to do so without the support of Networking for Breakfast.”

Networking group chairman Andy Stopps said: “Go START is an invaluable local service which supports such a diverse range of groups in the area.

“We have to do all we can to support this service as it provides vital transport for people from 18 to 80.”

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