Boost for frail pensioners in charity award

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isolated older people in North Yorkshire will be able to better retain their independence thanks to new charity funding.

The WRVS hub in Pickering will use a £40,000 cash award for a new transport service to support 350 people across the county.

Sue Collins, from the WRVS, said: “This transport service will provide a lifeline for many of the isolated residents in North Yorkshire and enable them to get out and about to run errands, continue shopping as they always have done, to attend important health appointments and most importantly to retain their independence.”

The cash award comes from the People’s Health Trust and has been raised by North Yorkshire community interest company Health Level through the Health Lottery. WRVS is looking for more volunteers for the scheme. For more information call 0845 600 5885.