June 2, 2013

Non-Profit Spotlight: Soar Valley Bus

UNITED KINGDOM - Soar Valley Bus is a volunteer operated non-profit transport service that provides transport for those in the community who are unable to use public transport in Nottinghamshire County, UK. It has been providing services in the local community for approximately 30 years. It receives partial funding support from the local Nottinghamshire County Council both for operations and capital improvements, such as purchases of new wheelchair accessible vehicles. As shown, in the following video, the service is a much appreciated by the many seniors and wheelchair users who depend upon the Soar Vally Bus to get to everything from social visits and shopping to medical appointments. Featured in the video is Operations Manager, Jean Corliss. In a 2011 press release she said of the service: "Our aim has always been to identify the transport needs of everyone within the community and find a way to fulfill those needs."

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