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Published: 8th Apr, 2019
Spring is typically a busy time for our Wheels2Work project, with the idea of commuting on a moped or electric bike becoming more appealing as the weather improves!
Along with the day-to-day running of it, we have also been out and about to talk about the scheme and accept a very kind donation from a popular local choir.
One of our old clients, Jamie Yale, was interviewed on BBC 5Live about his time on Wheels2Work as part of a show discussing how young people are affected by living in rural areas.
Rural transport was flagged up as an issue, so the scheme was shared as an alternative for young people as it offers short-term vehicle loans to those who are missing out on employment or training because of transport difficulties.
The show also shared a video from Action with Communities in Rural England’s Flick Humphrey, who filmed how long it took to commute to work by bus rather than car (spoiler alert - it took a very long time!).
Last December the Shrewsbury School Community Choir held their annual performance of Handel’s Messiah in Shrewsbury Abbey, and chose Wheels2Work as one of the charity projects to benefit.
Shropshire RCC’s Sue Homden recently attended a presentation at the school to thank them for choosing us, and received a cheque from the choir for £1,000.
Finally, in March we exhibited at the Apprenticeship Show in Telford, where we talked to young people (and Darth Vader!) about how Wheels2Work can help them access opportunities.
If you need help getting to work because of issues with public transport and would like to find out more information on Wheels2Work, please click here or contact 01743 237883.