I am delighted to announce that Wealdlink volunteers have been awarded the Wealden Hero Award this week.
Alison Homewood, Eduardo Angeleri, Mark Symons and Paul Kemp work at Wealdlink, a community transport charity that offers services such as a door-to-door transport, community trips and scheduled bus services. Largely operated by volunteers, Wealdlink enables our elderly to travel across North Wealden and maintain their independence. At the beginning of lockdown, Eduardo set up a shopping and delivery service through Wealdlink. With the support of the Trustees, the Operations Manager, and the invaluable help and hard work of Alison, Paul, Mark and other volunteers, Wealdlink have helped many of Wealden’s elderly residents who were unable to venture to the shops themselves.Nearly 400 shops have been completed and 3,500 miles travelled across North Wealden with deliveries. As part of this service, volunteers were also collecting and delivering prescriptions, and taking passengers to medical appointments. Although many passengers have now returned to the buses, Wealdlink continues to offer shopping and delivery services. For more information, please visit: www.4weald.co.uk.
Pictured above are: Mark Symons and Linda Graham