Message from the Chairman of CHAIN.
Chain is very important to lots of people in and around Hungerford especially
people who have difficulty getting out and about. We run a volunteer Car
Scheme, where you drive your own car and pick up people who need to get
to a Hospital or Doctors appointment.
We also have a Chairman vehicle which can be driven by a volunteer or a
family member and takes a wheelchair bound passenger plus two more passengers.
Our other vehicle is a Handybus which is driven by a volunteer driver and
takes passengers on shopping trips, outings, theatre trips, Hydrotherapy
Pool trips, etc. The Handybus Co-ordinator is Ted Angell but please ring
the Chain Office to book any car or Chairman trips. The office is open Monday
to Friday between 9.00 - 11.00am and manned by two of our office volunteers.
Our dear Betty (Grant) has retired from the Chain Trustees after 30 years
as a Trustee and for many years managing the office. Betty has helped so
many people in and around Hungerford so we invited her to a tea party to
say thank and she enjoyed this very much.
If anyone is interested in becoming a Chain Volunteer to either drive their
own cars, our Chairman vehicle or Handybus please contact the Chain Office.
It doesn't matter if you want to do 1 hour a week or a month as every little
helps. The Chain Office also needs volunteers so please call in and see
if it is something you might like to get involved in.