WEST WORCESTERSHIRE MP Harriett Baldwin has praised the ‘amazing’ efforts of volunteers who have ensured a community transport scheme has kept running for 50 years.
Supporters and local people gathered in Great Malvern Priory last weekend to mark the anniversary of Malvern and District Community Action.
The charity’s after volunteer Chris Kirk carried the Queen’s Baton in the relay across the region ahead of the start of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on Thursday.
Ms Baldwin said: “Community Action is an amazing local charity and over the years it has played a very important role helping elderly and vulnerable people to get out and about.
“Whether it’s a trip to the hospital or an outing, Community Action reaches lots of isolated or immobile constituents.
“I was honoured to say a public thank you to every volunteer who has helped to keep the charity running for 50 years.
“Over recent years, the charity’s work has expanded to focus on people’s mental health as well as helping people to get out and about.
“We are all grateful that schemes like this are able to thrive.
“I truly believe that Community Action will be celebrating another 50 years helping local people.”
Susie Forbes, chair of Friend of Community Action Friends added: “Community Action Malvern & District were delighted to, once again, receive support from Harriett Baldwin MP.
“The celebration of our 50th year serving the local community was just the start of our renewed services within the local community following the recent pandemic.
“There will be more events in the coming months – please come and join us either as a supporter or as a volunteer.”