New Wheelchair Accessible vehicle

Pershore & District Volunteer Centre are pleased to announce they now have a Wheelchair Accessible vehicle

Thanks to recent grants we have been able to purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle meaning that disabled people within our community can benefit from the chance to use this vehicle, offering new freedom and independence to individuals and their families

Excitingly and more importantly this enables us to reach a wider audience and be more inclusive, achieving the aim of helping individuals out of isolation

The vehicle has 4 seats and space for one wheelchair and is available with a driver

What we offer:

Collection can be from home and take you and friends/family out to lunch, or to attend the popular lunch club; take you to medical appointments, opticians etc

Can you spare an hour or two a week?

To allow us to make the most out of this vehicle we do need Volunteer drivers to help them meet demand, expenses are covered.

For more information or to register, please call 01386 554299

VILLAGE CONNECTOR: COMMUNITY BUS SERVICE

Peopleton Parish Council are trying to raise sufficient funds to keep a rural bus service operating taking passengers from Peopleton, Drakes Broughton and surrounding villages to Worcester and Pershore. For many older members of their communities, a bus service is a real life-line. Many of them do not have access to a car or can no longer drive. With the bus services, not only can they now get to the shops, they also get to see old friends and meet new ones. This is particularly important at the present time as many have not been able to get out much in the last 15 months or so.

Both public bus services were withdrawn recently, the Peopleton to Worcester bus in April last year. Peopleton and Drakes Broughton Parish Councils have been working with Pershore Volunteer Centre, Worcester Wheels, Worcestershire County Council Community Transport Development Officer and the Vale Public Transport Group to re-establish the routes in the hope that Worcestershire County Council will recognise the demand for the services and be prepared to re-instate the routes.

Peopleton Parish Council have a project on Space Hive and are asking backers to pledge money to the project and they have secured matched funding from Worcestershire CC and Wychavon District Council. Full details, including costings, can be seen at https://www.spacehive.com/village-connector-bus.

Peopleton Parish Council would very much appreciate it if you were able to pledge your support to help this valuable local community project.

Tim Mason
Chairman
Peopleton Parish Council

Christmas and New Year Closing/opening times

We will be closed from Wednesday 23rd December to Monday 4th January 2021

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year

Our latest COVID News

Opening Times

Our office is now open to the public, we are currently having to limit numbers in the office so please call 01386 554299 for an appointment.

Prescriptions

As the Government withdraws its funding for prescription delivery services, many medical practices and pharmacies around the country are withdrawing this free service.  Pershore Volunteer Centre, which had never received any Government funding and relies solely on volunteers helpers and public donations, will continue to provide its delivery service in Pershore for the time being.  So long as we have willing volunteers and there is a demand we will deliver prescriptions to those who continue to self isolate. 

Please continue to contact the Volunteer Centre on 01386 554299

Transport to Appointments

 As the area slowly comes out of lockdown, we have seen a steady increase in the number of routine hospital, dental and medical centre appointments.  This has resulted in an increase in the number of requests we have received from people who have no access to transport and need help getting to their appointment.  This is a service which Pershore Volunteer Centre has continued to provide throughout the whole of the lockdown.  We are now ratcheting up our provision, so if you need transport to your medical appointment or could help us provide transport for others, anywhere in Pershore or the surrounding villages, please contact Donna King 01386 554299

Pershore Town Council and the Community caring for you

These are difficult times but if we all help each other we can get through it. The current Covid 19 virus mainly affects older members of our community and it is these residents that may need help with shopping, collecting prescriptions or transport to essential medical appointments – if you are known to anyone in need please consider offering them your help. If you feel you may be able to assist in some other way please phone the Town Council on 01386 561561 or Pershore Volunteer Centre on 01386 554299.


Anyone needing help who has not received contact from a neighbour or friend can also contact either the Town Council or Volunteer Centre on the above numbers. They will, with your permission, pass your details to someone whose integrity has been fully checked and who may be able to help you. YOUR SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT

NB Please be aware that whilst there is no danger to you receiving help from people you know, there are fraudsters out there who will take advantage of the situation. If you are in any doubt or if feel you are being exploited or threatened in any way please contact the police.

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3 weeks ago
Exciting News. Thanks to successful grants we have been able to purchase this wheelchair accessible vehicle #inclusive #transport please RT and spread the word. Call 01386 554299 for more information @PershoreVC https://t.co/7Q9nXejSTE PershoreVC photo
1 month ago
We may have a new project beginning in September to provide daily minibus transport for individuals to attend college. We want to assemble a team of passenger assistants so that we can provide this essential service on a regular basis. Contact @PershoreVC if you have the skills
1 month ago
Good morning everyone, please can I ask you to share any posted #volunteering opportunities
1 month ago
Additional Box Office Volunteers needed at Number 8, Pershore. Good customer service skills, face to face and by telephone. General computer skills. Training given on Box Office computer software.
1 month ago
Stewarding Volunteers needed at Number 8, Pershore. Evenings and Weekends. Minimum 2 shifts per months. Training given. You need to have good people skills, be able to deal with different situations calmly and enjoy working as part of a team.

Thank You Co-op customers

We are very grateful to Co-op and their customers who voted for Pershore Volunteer Centre.  On Thursday 30 November, we were presented with a cheque for £2657.35 at their Pershore store. This will help us to continue to provide our services to local residents, including our weekly minibus trip to the Co-op store.

Easy Fundraising – Help Us As You Shop

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your holiday you could be raising a free donation for us ?

  1. Go to: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/A060QV/PJB071
  2. Enter Pershore Volunteer Centre in the search box.
  3. Click Join Us and enter your details and click on Create My Account
  4. Choose from over 3,300 retailers, do your online shopping as normal and our cause will receive a free donation at no extra cost to you for every purchase you make

Thank you for considering this and hopefully signing up to raise funds to support the Volunteer Centre …. so that we can support your volunteering …. and enable you to support our clients!!