Transport service goes on show

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A COMMUNITY transport service from Sudbury will be taking part in a Volunteers Day to raise its profile and attract further support this weekend.

Go START, which provides transport for hundreds of pensioners, schoolchildren and people with disabilities, will be on show outside Sudbury Town Hall and in the car park of Sudbury Garden Centre in Newton Road between 10am and 2pm on Saturday.

The event is being run simultaneously with other transport services across the county in a bid to recruit new supporters and display what the services offer.

John Phillips, founder of Go START, said: “The importance of community transport services in Suffolk should be recognised and that is why we have organised these events across the county.

“Hundreds and hundreds of people from all backgrounds rely on our services for a number of reasons.

“Without our organisations the lives of so many people would suffer immensely and we cannot allow that to happen in any circumstance.”

Go START was set up in January and recently received a £100,000 grant from Babergh District Council, which will help the group buy two new vehicles, taking its fleet up to four.