Vital donations help transport group

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More than £1,500 has been donated to a community transport service to help it continue to provide a lifeline to those who would otherwise be left isolated.

Go Start, which operates in and around the Sudbury area, is used by hundreds of pensioners, school children and people with disabilities.

The group has recently received £1,100 from the locality budgets of county councillors John Sayers, Richard Kemp and Colin Spence, as well as a further £500 from the Nationwide Building Society’s fundraising token scheme.

Go Start founder John Phillips said the money would be put towards covering seats on some of the group’s vehicles and the general running costs of the services it provides, including its door-to-door dial-a-ride service, wheelchair accessible vehicles and its minibus hire available to community groups.

“Go Start makes a huge difference to the lives of so many people in the Sudbury area, allowing people to lead independent lives and in many cases avoid isolation,” he said.

“We are very grateful to all those who have supported us and the money will be put to good use supporting local people and groups.”