Coffee morning to boost car scheme

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A car scheme that has answered 95 calls for help since April is hoping to boost funds at a coffee morning.

Crowland Cares is hosting the event at the library in Hall Street next week.

The scheme, which helps residents with essential journeys such as appointments at doctors’ surgeries or the dentist, has become busier since Peterborough Hospital started holding Saturday morning clinics.

Trustee Graham Searle said: “We have 10 volunteer drivers who are very busy catering for an average two trips a day.

“The service tends to be used by the elderly, but it is for everyone. There are a lot of single mums around here who might find it useful.”

Trips cost 35p a mile from the drivers’ door to the destination and back again, with a minimum charge of £4.

The coffee morning is being held on Friday, June 14, from 10am to noon, with proceeds being shared between Crowland Cares and Age UK.

As well as a tombola, there will be a free raffle for Friends of Crowland Cares, who pay a annual fee of £5 or £8 a couple to support the service.

Transport is available by calling 01733 211797.