Celebration of the 100th Volunteer Driver for Llandysul a Phont-Tyweli Ymlaen
Transport for All has several community mini-buses, which are available to groups and organisations to provide access to essential community services promoting community activity, social inclusion, community cohesion, regeneration, rural health, wellbeing and recovery from mental health problems. Development officer, Rod Bowen said: "This is an important milestone. "When we achieved the unthinkable 100th volunteer driver we were incredibly pleased”.
Dorothy McDonald, of the Burry Port Dementia Group, was on hand at the ceremony, and explained the difference the scheme has made to them personally, she said: "We meet every Thursday, and started off with four people, and at our last meeting we had 24 people. "We have been using community buses since April, at first it was just the one but now, we need two. We have been on trips to Gwili Railway, Cardigan Island and the members really enjoy the trips. "There are people going out on trips that would not have gone out before. Unfortunately we would not be able to afford to go if it was not for the community buses. "We would like to thank Rod for his help and patience, he is a really fantastic person. "We would also like to thank the volunteer drivers who give their time and make the day very special for everyone."