Popular transport service gets new look

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DRIVERS at a community transport service used by hundreds of pensioners, school children and people with disabilities are celebrating a new look.

More than 20 branded fleece jackets have been donated to Go START, an organisation launched at the beginning of the year.

Funds for the fleeces were provided to the organisation - which operates in the Sudbury area - from the locality budgets of Suffolk County councillors John Sayers and Richard Kemp.

Mr Sayers, who represents Sudbury’s north ward, said: “Go START provides the community with a fantastic service and plays a massive role helping local people to avoid isolation and loneliness and that is why I am delighted to be supporting its work.”

Mr Kemp, who represents Long Melford, said he was delighted to have helped the service.

“The jackets give the team an improved identity helping to raise the professionalism and profile of the charity and the excellent work it does,” he said.

The organisation was launched to replace the Sudbury Town Area Rural Transport (START), which closed last year due to a lack of funding.

Since then Go START has been calling for public support to raise funds to provide a comprehensive service allowing its buses to provide access to doctor’s surgeries, shops and leisure facilities.

John Phillips, the group’s founder, said: “We are very grateful for this support. These new jackets give the organisation a more professional look, which will hopefully encourage more interest and support, so we can keep extending services to as many people as possible.”

Anyone wanting to register with Go START, book a journey or just requiring further information should call 01787 242116.