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Ashbourne Community Transport - WE NEED NEW TRUSTEES – CAN YOU HELP?

Ashbourne Community Transport (ACT) is a charity traditionally providing transport services for those unable to use or access normal public transport because of disability, age-related mobility issues or because, increasingly, no such services exist, such e.g. across Derbyshire and Staffordshire’s many rural areas.

We currently provide services in High Peak, Derbyshire Dales, Staffordshire Moorlands, South Derbyshire, East Staffordshire and parts of Amber Valley.

Support Staffordshire Volunteer Star Awards Postponed

As the lockdown starts to ease there is still so much uncertainty around public gatherings.  We are continually monitoring the situation and we hope to be in a position to make a decision in July.  

In the meantime, NOMINATIONS WILL REMAIN OPEN until further notice so please continue to nominate individuals, groups, organisations or businesses.  You can find out more by visiting the awards information on our website.

We will provide updates as soon as we are able to.

The Chief's Blog - June 2020

Over the past 3 months we have faced unprecedented challenges as a voluntary sector. We might sum this up coldly as having seen, and indeed met, a massive surge in demand for our support, at the same time as having lost existing income from fundraising, trading and occasionally contracts or grants. At the same time we have of course faced the perhaps even greater challenge that the nation has largely shared, being cut off from family and friends, experiencing additional stress and anxiety and worrying about what the future holds.

BJF celebrate our wonderful volunteers in newsletter

A volunteer is someone who freely gives their time to work with an organisation in a range of activities. Volunteering has mutual benefits. It allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place, and can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help.

Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you to make new friends, expand your networks, builds confidence, and boosts your social skills. Simultaneously, it helps the organisation to expand its services to meet the needs of local communities.