A Broseley-based community car scheme has been honoured for its work. The Friendly Bus charity, which transports people from Broseley and Much Wenlock using mini buses and individual private cars, has been recognised with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service (also known as the MBE for volunteer groups).
The charity’s Caroline Nicholls says, “This shows the recognition of the amazing work our dedicated volunteers carry out every day. Our founder member and volunteer Liz Mars, along with our youngest volunteer Dan Hall who helps maintain our vehicles, attended the ceremony garden party at Buckingham Palace to receive our prestigious award.
“Our volunteers help people to get out and about to meet other people, support them at medical and other essential appointments, take them shopping and so much more. Our regular shopping trips are like a social outing – lots of fun and laughter on board! Our members often describe us as their ‘lifeline’, without us they would often be isolated in their homes.”