Boston Community Transport held their first AGM under new Trustees Governance and Management this month.
Chairman, Barrie Pierpoint, gave his report, which included a brief history of Boston Community Transport and that the Charity was formed in May 2004. He also informed the meeting about the transformation of the charity since Angela Gould, office manager and himself took over in 2017.
The charity has gone from strength to strength, 149 customers in 2017 to 629 in 2019 – 477 of which are active, frequent users.
The charity has had its high and lows prior to 2017 and nearly came to an end in 2016, but thanks to hard work and commitment by all trustees, staff and 14 fantastic volunteer drivers it has turned around dramatically and is now financially viable.
Angela Gould thanked all of the staff and volunteers, without them the charity could not survive.
Some customers of the service were also in attendance, Jack stated: “I would not be able to leave my house without the charity, I thank them so much.” Vernon stated: “the volunteer car scheme has changed my life, I thank everyone so much.”
Along with taking customers wherever they want to go to, for just 60p per mile and a minimum charge of £5, the charity also assists many activities going on within the Borough of Boston. Ian Evans from Cross Roads Lunch Club thanked the charity for their support, even before the club was open.
If you think the charity could assist your transport needs, or if you would like to be a volunteer, please call the office on 01205 360183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org