Transport charity needs town’s help

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A Sudbury-based transport charity could be awarded up to £25,000 in vital funding if people vote for it in a national competition.

GoStart is urging people to vote for it to increase its chances of being awarded funding to support the services it offers.

The charity runs a fleet of four vehicles within an eight-mile radius of Sudbury providing essential transport services to pensioners, school children, community groups and people with disabilities, allowing them to go shopping, attend health appointments and visit friends.

Communities it serves include Great Cornard, Acton, Long Melford, Great Waldingfield, Lavenham, Glemsford and Cavendish.

It has been entered into the Aviva Community Fund, an initiative run by Norwich-based insurance company Aviva, which makes thousands of pounds available for good causes.

To stand a chance of being awarded any of the fund, groups, charities and clubs must generate as many votes as possible.

GoStart is urging anyone who knows of the work it carries out to visit the competition website and cast votes in its favour.

GoStart founder John Phillips said: “With the help of our insurance brokers an entry has been made into the Aviva Community Fund Awards.

“There are awards of between £1,000 and £25,000 available to the project which receives the most public votes.

“We would welcome the assistance of people in the community in supporting the entry.

“Please go to the Aviva web site which contains information and instructions on how to add your votes to the GoStart entry.

“Every person who registers on the Aviva community web site will have ten votes that they can award to any of the projects listed.

“We hope that you will be able and willing to award all your votes to the GoStart project.”

To vote visit broker.aviva.co.uk/community-fund.

The competition closes at the end of May.