Stockport Car Scheme News
Breaking News ……. Breaking News…….
From April 2022 The Stockport Car Scheme is offering accessible transport for one wheelchair plus passengers. More to follow.
Sue Peck, the Car Scheme Manager, at the Stockport Hub in Mersey square.
“After a number of months of uncertainty and changes of purpose from working to assist in the fight to overcome Covid-19 to keeping our staff, drivers and clients safe from infection, we are now (almost) back to normal working.
We look forward to returning to clinic visits, hairdresser visits, friends visits, shopping trips and supporting residents of Stockport who can not use public transport.
We also wish to thank our team of drivers, volunteers and staff for all their hard and dedicated work during the part 16 months.”
A message from the Car Scheme Committee
Many thanks to Mr Eyers for his donation of £28.00 It is greatly appreciated at this difficult time.
Cheadle Hulme communicare has closed down and have kindly donated £866.14 to the Stockport Car Scheme. Roger Burgess presents the cheque to our Manager, Susan Peck.
Stockport Car Scheme are the transport element of the Wellbeing and Independence Network (WIN) which is funded by Stockport Council to keep Stockport residents well and independent in their own homes by providing safe, reliable, caring transport to get people out and about to stop them from becoming isolated.
We work with other agencies including Age UK, Disability Stockport, Easy Go Community Transport and Pure innovations who we shared a stand with at a recent event.
July 2019 – £10,000 legacy
It is with sadness that we report the death of Lucy Higginbottom and we extend our condolences to her family and friends, We also wish to thank her (as a regular client) for the gift to the Stockport Car Scheme of £10,000 in her will. The staff and drivers appreciate her generosity and donation to our service.
Thank you for the support from
Bake Sale Specsavers, Stockport
Thanks you to Adame Mason and his team who raised £170.75 for the Stcokport Car Scheme.
Sue Peck [second from right], Stockport Car Scheme Manager, receives a huge donation of £8151.77 from the Co-Op. All who work at the Car Scheme thank the Co-Op and their customers for this brilliant contribution to our services.
We are grateful to the Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter’s for their recent donation of £100. It is more than appreciated and helps us at Stockport Car Scheme to continue offering an excellent service to the needy Stockport residents.
A very big thank you to Stockport Lions Club for their donation of £50. We do appreciate support especially from a local group.
You do have to rely on contributions like this to keep our heads above water and those ever increasing costs.
Thank you to Slimming World (based in the Heatons Centre, Heaton Moor) for their kind donation of £75
July 2017 – Andrea Lloyd
It is with great sadness to inform that Andrea Lloyd passed away on 18th July 2017. Andrea began with us as an admin volunteer in July 2014. After a year she came on our Management Committee and became a Trustee. She brought her knowledge of HR and publicity to the Committee by helping to update policies, handbooks, contracts and volunteer induction information as well as other general documentation. She also redesigned our leaflets and publicity material and added and regularly refreshed information on our website. Andrea has been a great asset to Stockport Car Scheme and also recently stood in as temporary Chair when our Chairperson took a short break. When Sue came into post as Manager, she found the support she received from Andrea invaluable in helping her to settle into her role. Andrea gave a huge amount of time and commitment to Stockport Car Scheme
Andrea asked for all donations from the funeral to be given to Stockport Car Scheme and we received £750 for which we are very grateful.
Our thoughts go to her family and friends.
May 2017 – New Signs for our Drivers
The Stockport Car Scheme took delivery of the new magnetic car door signs. This helps our clients to clearly identify our cars and drivers.
December 2016 – Christmas Party at Fiveways, Hazel Grove
Over 30 volunteers including management committee members enjoyed an evening of carvery, quiz, music and chat. The evening was enjoyed by all. What a good start to the Christmas period.
June 2016 – Summer Garden Party
Our annual garden party took place in June this year. It was a beautiful sunny day in Hazel Grove with many of our volunteers, staff and trustees attending enjoying delicious cakes and sandwiches. The day was enjoyed by every one who attended.
December 2015 – Christmas party
A fun time was had by all at the annual Christmas party for volunteers. This took place at The Midway in Stockport the food was great and the entertainment was fantastic.
CIL launch event
We recently attended the launch of The Centre for Independent living, we wish them every success and look forward to working with them.
Waitrose Community Matters
We are very pleased to have received a donation from Cheadle Hulme Waitrose community fund.
Our Manager Sue recently provided an insight into our organisation for members of the Stroke Organisation, we were very pleased to create links and build on our relationship so we can provide ongoing support.
We are very grateful to the organisation for their generous donation to our charity, we intend to buy items this will really assist our volunteer drivers to be recognised.
“Dementia Awareness Training
A group of our volunteers attended this very useful training recently, an expert trainer was made available from Stockport Council to work with our volunteer drivers
“I feel that the course has given me a better awareness of people suffering with dementia and an insight into the issues their carers experience.”
Birthday Celebrations for our longstanding client Mr Webster
Many thanks to the family and friends of Mr Webster for donating to Stockport Car Scheme instead of giving presents for his 80th birthday celebration.
Donations from Mr Webster’s funeral
It is with much sadness that we inform that Mr Webster recently passed away. His family have asked for donations to Stockport Car Scheme and we again thank the family for their support. We are thinking about Mr Webster’s family at this sad time.
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