Qube in Oswestry is celebrating this week after raising over £10,000 for a new bus. The community organisation, which operates Oswestry Dial-a-ride, launched the ‘Buy Us a Bus’ campaign last October to replace one of its older buses. Dial-a-Ride supports some of the most vulnerable people in the community and it’s the only way some can visit friends and family, or get to appointments.

Qube would like to thank the many private donors who have given money, as well as organisations like Oswestry Rotary Club, Star Housing, West Felton and St Martin’s Parish Councils and Much Wenlock Forester Trust and Stan’s Supermarket in St Martins. The Hilton Jones Trust also agreed to donate a further £5,000 once the target was reached.

Store Manager at Stan’s supermarket in St Martins said: ”We are happy to support the Dial-A-Ride bus appeal, it’s the only way some of our customers can do their shopping and many of them stay on afterwards for a cup of tea. We believe that anything that helps people to carry on living independently and stay connected with their friends and community has got to be a good thing.”

For more information about Dial-A-Ride, please call Qube on 01691 656882 or visit www.qube-oca.org.uk

Pictured:  Tim Mountfield, Michelle Kelsall, Paul Howes (volunteer), Roger Smith (Volunteer)