Charity amazed by response to volunteers call

A Sudbury charity which made a desperate plea for people to help deliver meals to needy residents has had an overwhelming response.

The Bridge Project, which provides support for adults with learning disabilities and is based in Gainsborough Street, had appealed in the Free Press for volunteer drivers for its meals on wheels service for elderly and housebound people.

Waitrose, which has been donating the use of its vans, was unable to do so for three weeks in December due to the volume of deliveries.

Since the appeal, The Bridge Project has been inundated with offers of help from more than 30 drivers.

Anesta Newson, the charity’s founder, said: “We’re delighted with the response we have had as it has meant we can hopefully extend our service in the new year.

She added: “With the ongoing support from Waitrose, and this additional help from the community, we are in a brilliant position to grow our delivery service in 2013.”