An official ribbon-cutting ceremony has unveiled a new minibus which will be used by two West Leeds community organisations.
The new minibus, which was the subject of a successful £21,000 fundraising campaign, will be used by elderly help group Armley Helping Hands in partnership with the nearby New Wortley Community Centre.
Dawn Newsome, CEO of Armley Helping Hands, said:
“The new minibus is vital in providing door-to-door transport to the most vulnerable members of our community, supporting local community groups and residents of Armley and Wortley.”
A spokesperson for New Wortley Community Centre added:
“The new bus is a very visible sign of how local charities can integrate services and work together to deliver better outcomes for the people they help.
“Community partnerships will result in more effective services and better value for money in the years ahead, and it’s great that forward looking organisations in West Leeds are taking this lead.”
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was carried out at Strawberry Lane Community Centre by former Leeds West MP John Battle and friends and family of AHH’s late chairperson Jean Johnson and transport driver Tom McLean.
The pictures show Hazel Boutle (Chair of AHH), Bryan Bloom (Chair, New Wortley Community Association)John Battle and New Wortley Community Centre manager John Battle cutting the ribbon on the new bus with help from the family of the late chair of AHH Jean Johnson and late transport driver Tom (Kelvin) Mclean.
Tom Mclean’s granddaughter Leona is seen cutting the ribbon with help from the trustees of both organisations.